Fare-Well Strategies: Caring Consumption As Part of the 'Good Death'

Terminally-ill people sometimes venture beyond disposition practices, using consumption to look after loved ones as they anticipate their post-mortem identities and relationships. Representations of dying in popular culture may be problematic as they suggest that consuming as part of "fare-well" strategies now forms part of a "good death".


Stephanie O'Donohoe and Darach Turley (2013) ,"Fare-Well Strategies: Caring Consumption As Part of the 'Good Death' ", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10, eds. Gert Cornelissen, Elena Reutskaja, and Ana Valenzuela, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 316-317.


Stephanie O'Donohoe, Unniversity of Edinburgh, UK
Darach Turley, Dublin City University, Ireland


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10 | 2013

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