Beyond Reductionism, Constructivism and Arbitrary Sampling in Consumer Research Thanks to Castoriadis

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Castoriadis puts forward the idea that the most interesting aspect of the evolution and comprehension of cultural variation – and thereby different types of consumerism – is not so much what we can see in practice, but rather the basis of such behaviour in the world of the imaginary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory
EditorsSøren Askegaard, Benoît Heilbrunn
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date2018
Chapter33
StatePublished - 2018

    Keywords

  • Consumption, Imaginary, social imaginary, Consumer society, Values, Autonomy, social creativity