Food, love and metapractices: A study of everyday dinner consumption among single mothers
2011 (English)In: Research in Consumer Behavior / [ed] Russell W. Belk, Kent Grayson, Albert M. Muñiz, Jr, Hope Jensen Schau, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011, 77-92 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Purpose: To develop Consumer Culture Theory's practice perspective to increase the understanding of the consumption context and thereby of the sociohistoric patterning of consumption.
Design/methodology/approach: An ethnographic exploration of how the different practices involved in a consumption situation, like the everyday dinner among single mothers, contextualized consumption.
Findings: The chapter concludes that mothering, defined as a metapractice, dominated the consumption situation and organized the other practices involved.
Originality/value: Introducing the concept of meta-practices having a major influence over our consumption and thus a type of practice consumption research should look for.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011. 77-92 p.
, Research in Consumer Behavior, ISSN 0885-2111 ; 13
Practice theory; meta-practice; the everyday dinner; mothering; single mothers; love
Research subject Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68871DOI: 10.1108/S0885-2111(2011)0000013008ISBN: 9781780521169OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-68871DiVA: diva2:473920