Gender, class, emotional capital and consumption in family life

Silva, Elizabeth (2007). Gender, class, emotional capital and consumption in family life. In: Casey, Emma and Martens, Lydia eds. Gender and Consumption: Domestic Cultures and the Commercialisation of Everyday Life. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 141–162.

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Abstract

Chapter offers ethnographic insights into the development of the self and identity through conusmption practices in the home. Focusing on gender and class the author shows how through a combination of economic, social, cultural and emotional capital, identiy and family consumption are inextricably bound.

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