Daily existence is more connected to consumer behaviors than ever before, raising many issues around well-being and quality of life. Problematic consumer behaviors include unhealthy eating, alcohol, tobacco, pornography, and gambling abuse, credit card mismanagement, marketplace discrimination, and ecological deterioration. This book explores opportunities for improving well-being via consumer behaviors, such as empowerment via the Internet, product sharing, leisure pursuits, family consumption, and pro-environmental activities.The initial informants were 24 graduate students (13 males, 11 females) in an interpretive consumer behavior class in the Western United States. After agreeing on a topical outline of sharing topics, each student wrote a personal essay about anbsp;...
|Title||:||Transformative Consumer Research for Personal and Collective Well-Being|
|Author||:||David Glen Mick, Simone Pettigrew, Cornelia (Connie) Pechmann, Julie L. Ozanne|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-01-26|