Networked Styles and Normalizing Taste Narratives

Through our analysis of the home design blog Apartment Therapy, we explore how a taste narrative —collectively shaped discourses of taste— functions as a distributed form of cultural authority. The taste narrative simultaneously serves as point of reference, incitement, and justification for participants in creating a coherent sense of place.



Citation:

Zeynep Arsel and Jonathan Bean (2011) ,"Networked Styles and Normalizing Taste Narratives ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38, eds. Darren W. Dahl, Gita V. Johar, and Stijn M.J. van Osselaer, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.

Authors

Zeynep Arsel, Concordia University, Canada
Jonathan Bean, UC Berkeley, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38 | 2011



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