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dc.contributor.authorWoodward, Ianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:25:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:25:03Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T00:43:32Z
dc.identifier.issn1469-5405en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1469540511417997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43960
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses some fundamental questions in the field of consumption studies through an exploration of literatures within object-relations psychoanalytic theory. It takes materiality as its central concern, dealing especially with questions of actor- commodity relations. In particular the paper uses the conceptual apparatus of the object-relations approach to propose a new way for theorizing aspects of consumption practice relating to person-object relationships. After situating the discussion within contemporary debates in consumption studies, the paper uses DWWinnicott's work as a point from which to integrate broader literatures on aesthetic experience and subject- object relations. The paper draws out the cultural implications and affinities of Winnicott's model and argues that his approach usefully suggests pathways for developing a model of consumption which neither reduces person-object exchanges to the psyche, assemblages of practices, or to the dead hand of social-structural forces. Rather, it is argued that Winnicott's model is suggestive of the more widespread and powerful cultural implications arising from relations between actors and objects of consumption.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom366en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto384en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Consumer Cultureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Theoryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160806en_US
dc.titleTowards an object-relations theory of consumerism: The aesthetics of desire and the unfolding materiality of social lifeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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