Consuming and Consumption in Third Space Communities: Constructing Sanctuary

As consumers leave community, they often find substitute third places to fill the void. They make choices to invest resources in new consumption constellations, aligned with new practices. These transitional liminal communities, far from being ephemeral and transitory, appear stable, and continue to impact consumer behavior in a lasting relationship.


James McAlexander and Beth Default (2014) ,"Consuming and Consumption in Third Space Communities: Constructing Sanctuary", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte, Stacy Wood, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 177-183.


James McAlexander, Oregon State University
Beth Default, University of Arizona, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42 | 2014

Share Proceeding

Featured papers

See More


Narrative Transportation and Cognitive Responses: The Other Side of the Story

Rebecca Krause, Northwestern University, USA
Derek Rucker, Northwestern University, USA

Read More


A5. Trusting the Tweeting President: Inside the Donald's reality: Gaslighting, pschometrics and social media

Dianne Dean, University of Hull
Fiona Walkley, Hull University Business School
Robin Croft, Brunel University

Read More


J8. Exchange with The Rich, Concern with The Poor: The Effects of Social Class on Consumer Response to Brand Relationship

Bing Han, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Liangyan Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Read More

Engage with Us

Becoming an Association for Consumer Research member is simple. Membership in ACR is relatively inexpensive, but brings significant benefits to its members.