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Retail therapy

Pratt, Andy C. (2004) Retail therapy. Geoforum, 35 (5). pp. 519-521. ISSN 0016-7185

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2004.07.001


Analyses of consumption are much like retail therapy. The notion of retail therapy suggests that shopping offers a solution to real problems. But, of course, looked at more closely, it becomes clear that retail therapy is anti-therapy: it is an avoidance technique, a distraction; it is not about the confrontation and resolution of problems. So it is with research that is focused on consumption, illuminating through they are, they are ultimately both limited and limiting.

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Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:16

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