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Cultures of unruly bricolage: 'debadging' and the cultural logic of resistance

Hewer, P.A. and Brownlie, Douglas (2009) Cultures of unruly bricolage: 'debadging' and the cultural logic of resistance. Advances in Consumer Research, 36. pp. 686-687. ISSN 0098-9258

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    Abstract

    Arnould and Thompson note that the "marketplace has become a pre-eminent source of mythic and symbolic resources through which [people] construct narratives of identity' (2005: 871). Not only do consumers "actively rework and transform symbolic meanings" (ibid: 871), but in everyday practices they use "marketplace cultures [to] define their symbolic boundaries through an ongoing opposition to dominant lifestyle norms and mainstream consumer sensibilities" (ibid: 874). The paper examines identity work done with cherished possessions, in this case cars. By means of a netnography we focus on everyday practices where consumers rework brand identity towards their local identity projects.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 15510
    Keywords: debadging, branding, consumer research, marketing, Marketing. Distribution of products
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce > Marketing. Distribution of products
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Marketing
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      Depositing user: Mrs Jan Whiteford
      Date Deposited: 06 May 2010 14:33
      Last modified: 22 Jul 2013 19:58
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/15510

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