Contemplative consumer activism as a driver for social change

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to investigate the role of consumers' inner skills such as looking inside, self-observation and self-transformation as major resources on instituting social change. To achieve this aim, the research conceptualizes the idea of contemplative consumer activism, which refers, as an alternative form of activism, to contesting the established social order or any constituent of it by introducing implied disruptions through the mobilization of a more individual, secluded, and meditative resource base. It proposes mindfulness as a means that provides the consumer with this inner yet effective resource base in driving social change. In this conceptualization, the research relies on the Transformative Consumer Research agenda in that it theorizes about social change that is aimed to contribute to wellbeing, which starts at an individual level and expands into the larger aspects of society. The planned methodology includes qualitative research design employed in various UK-based research contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2023
Event48th Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference 2023 - Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, United States
Duration: 17 May 202319 May 2023
Conference number: 48th
https://www.ams-web.org/event/2023AC

Conference

Conference48th Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference 2023
Abbreviated titleAMS-AC-2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period17/05/2319/05/23
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Keywords

  • consumer activism
  • social change
  • contemplative resource base
  • mindfulness

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