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’New Motherhood: a moment of change in everyday shopping practices?’

Burningham, KA, Venn, S, Gatersleben, B, Christie, I and Jackson, T (2014) ’New Motherhood: a moment of change in everyday shopping practices?’ Young Consumers, 15 (3). pp. 211-226.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to draw on data from 16 interviews (two each with eight women) to explore some of the ways in which everyday shopping may change as women become mothers. The meanings, practices and implications of the transition to motherhood have long been a topic for sociological inquiry. Recently, interest has turned to the opportunities offered by this transition for the adoption of more sustainable lifestyles. Becoming a mother is likely to lead to changes in a variety of aspects of everyday life such as travel, leisure, cooking and purchase of consumer goods, all of which have environmental implications. The environmental impacts associated with such changes are complex, and positive moves toward more sustainable activities in one sphere may be offset by less environmentally positive changes elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Burningham, KAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Venn, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gatersleben, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Christie, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jackson, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 September 2014
Identification Number : 10.1108/YC-11-2013-00411
Uncontrolled Keywords : Sustainability, Consumption, Motherhood, Transitions, Shopping Practices
Additional Information : This article is Copyright Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/YC-11-2013-00411. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Nov 2014 12:10
Last Modified : 28 Nov 2014 12:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806750

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