Leaning to Be Competent in « Liquid Modernity »: the Case of Working Poor

Through qualitative interviews and observation of French working poor,we examine how they develop competences to deal with an economically constraining environment. Two kinds of competences reverse the traditional security/freedom shift: a consumptive level of competences to get security by controlling consumption and a productive one to get freedom through consumption.



Citation:

Helene Gorge, Nil Ozçaglar-Toulouse, and Dannie Kjeldgaard (2013) ,"Leaning to Be Competent in « Liquid Modernity »: the Case of Working Poor", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10, eds. Gert Cornelissen, Elena Reutskaja, and Ana Valenzuela, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 16-18.

Authors

Helene Gorge, Univ Lille Nord de France-SKEMA Business School
Nil Ozçaglar-Toulouse, Univ Lille Nord de France-SKEMA Business School
Dannie Kjeldgaard, University of Southern Denmark



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10 | 2013



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