The Embodiment of Repair: Consumer Experiences of Material Singularity and Practice Disruption

We examine consumer experiences of material disruption in their everyday practices. Through an ethnography of consumer repair practices, we find that objects can develop material singularity, which uniquely facilitates embodied but continually changing practice performances. By repairing these objects, consumers attempt to restore a singular, embodied experience of practice performance.



Citation:

Matthew Godfrey, Linda L Price, and Robert F. Lusch (2018) ,"The Embodiment of Repair: Consumer Experiences of Material Singularity and Practice Disruption", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46, eds. Andrew Gershoff, Robert Kozinets, and Tiffany White, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 121-126.

Authors

Matthew Godfrey, University of Arizona, USA
Linda L Price, University of Oregon, USA
Robert F. Lusch, University of Arizona, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46 | 2018



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