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Grudge spending: The interplay between markets and culture in the purchase of security

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In the paper, we use data from an English study of security consumption, and recent work in the cultural sociology of markets, to illustrate the way in which moral and social commitments shape and often constrain decisions about how, or indeed whether, individuals and organizations enter markets for protection. Three main claims are proffered. We suggest, firstly, that the purchase of security commodities is a mundane, non-conspicuous mode of consumption that typically exists outside of the p...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/1467-954X.12329

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
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Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Sociological Review Journal website
Volume:
63
Issue:
4
Pages:
858-875
Publication date:
2015-11-05
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EISSN:
1467-954X
ISSN:
0038-0261
URN:
uuid:ec6239ac-1590-4b34-ae2f-2264b6c8ee71
Source identifiers:
535257
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pubs:535257

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