Consumer history and the dilemmas of working-class history
- The Politics of Consumption and Labour History. Balnave, Nikola; Patmore, Greg // Labour History;May2011, Issue 100, p145
Australian labour historians have generally concentrated on exploring the politics of production rather than of consumption. The behaviour, actions and perspectives of consumers, however, are just as important to our understanding of society as are those of producers. This article undertakes a...
- Understanding Contentious Collective Action by Chinese Laid-Off Workers: The Importance of Regional Political Economy. Hurst, William // Studies in Comparative International Development;Summer2004, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p94
Episodes of contentious collective action involving laid-off workers have erupted throughout China in recent years. With few exceptions, studies of Chinese laid-off workers' contention have attempted to generalize from field research in very few- or even single-localities. This limitation has...
- Mesurer la force persuasive de l’activisme consumÃ©riste : une Ã©tude expÃ©rimentale de la thÃ©orie des citÃ©s appliquÃ©e aux food imitating products. Bouillé, Julien; Robert-Demontrond, Philippe; Basso, Frédéric // Recherche et Applications en Marketing (Sage Publications Inc.);Jan2014, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p79
Cet article sâ€™intÃ©resse aux mouvements dâ€™activisme consumÃ©riste sous lâ€™angle des critiques adressÃ©es aux entreprises dont les pratiques sont jugÃ©es irresponsables (ici les pratiques de food imitating products). Lâ€™objectif de cette recherche est de montrer...
- Understanding Consumer Panic: A Sociological Perspective. Strahle, William M.; Bonfield, E. H. // Advances in Consumer Research;1989, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p567
No consumer behavior theory directly addresses collective action such as fads and fashions, stock market movements, runs on nondurable goods, buying sprees, hoarding, and banking panics. Theory developed from panic literature in sociology has potential for adding to the understanding of...
- Carrotmob as a New Form of Ethical Consumption. The Nature of the Concept and Avenues for Future Research. Hoffmann, Stefan; Hutter, Katharina // Journal of Consumer Policy;Jun2012, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p215
A new form of ethical consumption has recently evolved: The carrotmob. As in a flashmob, consumers collectively swarm a specific store and purchase its goods in order to reward corporate socially responsible behaviour. The present paper introduces a conceptionalization of carrotmobs that takes...
- Choice: the curse of the green consumer? Purvis, Andrew // Green Futures;Jul/Aug2006, Issue 59, p16
The article discusses ethical consumerism. Ethical purchases may be showing an impressive statistics but it remains a small fraction of the overall spending. Ethical consumerism may be causing ethical conscience consciousness but it still not enough to outdo the mainstream consumerism. There is...
- A lesson from Behavioral Economics. Niemira, Michael P. // Chain Store Age;Oct98, Vol. 74 Issue 10, p48
Explains the Katona Effect, a consumption effect which helps to explain consumers' motivations for spending. Prospects for consumer spending during the 1998 Christmas season; Details of how George Katona developed his consumer spending theory; Implication for consumption from the Katona effect.
- American Express lifts the lid on consumer spending habits. // Credit Control;1997, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p5
Analyzes the spending habit of consumers in Great Britain. Increases in consumer spending; Worries about money matters; Caution about personal finances; Wariness of running into debt; Findings on credit card usage; Selection of credit cards.
- Consumer Values, Product Benefits and Customer Value: A Consumption Behavior Approach. Lai, Albert Wenben // Advances in Consumer Research;1995, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p381
Presents a comprehensive model of customer value for the consumer market integrating consumer values, product benefits, logistic benefits, and various costs of consumption. Consumption behavior analysis and marketing strategy; Typology of product benefits.