Title: Boorstin's consumption community concept: a tale of two countries
Authors: Friedman, M ×
Vanden Abeele, Pierre
De Vos, K #
Issue Date: 1993
Series Title: Journal of Consumer Policy vol:16 issue:1 pages:35-60
Abstract: The concept of consumption community, first proposed by historian Daniel Boorstin, claims that in the modern era of high mobility, people look not only to neighborhood as a basis for feelings of community, but also to communality of consumption behavior (e.g., drinking the same brand of beer). The idea was tested cross-nationally by administering a newly devised psychological sense of community (PSC) scale to more than 100 adult respondents in Belgium and a like number in the US. The findings support Boorstin in that for both national samples, PSC values for consumption itmes were generally positive and consistent with social science theoretical expectations. Implications of the study findings are discussed for theory and social policy
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Marketing and Consumer Science, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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