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.



Citation:

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.

Authors

Amber Epp, University of Nebraska



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35 | 2008



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