Idealized Family Time: Collective Identity Interplay in Vacations

Facing multiple challenges to collective identity practices, contemporary families seek ways to interact in shared time-space. Idealized family vacations offer a temporal oasis from the everyday demands that dilute family time. Based on semi-structured, group interviews with 12 families that represent diverse family forms such as blended, single-parent, and multi-generational families, this study uncovers a range of identity goals expressed by families and examines how families use marketplace resources as they constitute and manage interplay among family, relational, and individual identities.


Amber Epp (2008) ,"Idealized Family Time: Collective Identity Interplay in Vacations", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35, eds. Angela Y. Lee and Dilip Soman, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 189-193.


Amber Epp, University of Nebraska


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35 | 2008

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