Practice Disengagement: Reconfiguring Systems of Practice in Transformational Consumption Journeys

We examine practice disengagement as a transformational consumption journey, rather than a singular decision/behavior. Our qualitative data reveal that the practices consumers strive to cease are embedded within dynamic systems of practices. Consumers’ transformational journeys require practice reconfiguration among practice elements (materials, meanings and competences) and systems of practice.


Larissa Becker, Elina Jaakkola, Melissa Akaka, and Hope Schau (2021) ,"Practice Disengagement: Reconfiguring Systems of Practice in Transformational Consumption Journeys", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49, eds. Tonya Williams Bradford, Anat Keinan, and Matthew Matthew Thomson, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 540-541.


Larissa Becker, Tampere University
Elina Jaakkola, University of Turku
Melissa Akaka, University of Denver
Hope Schau, University of Arizona


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49 | 2021

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