Addictive consumption: Function and fragmentation in postmodernity

@article{Elliott1994AddictiveCF,
  title={Addictive consumption: Function and fragmentation in postmodernity},
  author={R. Elliott},
  journal={Journal of Consumer Policy},
  year={1994},
  volume={17},
  pages={159-179}
}
  • R. Elliott
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Consumer Policy
  • This article reports on a study of addictive consumption in the UK. Individual depth interviews with 15 women were followed by a mail survey of a further 46 self-identified addictive shoppers. The study suggests that the behaviour serves a variety of functions for the individual and that there is no simple uniform picture of an addictive shopper. Prime functions of the behaviour are to repair mood, and to increase the ability to match perceptions of socially desirable or required appearances… CONTINUE READING
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