Consumer Identity Projects: Examining Consumer Identity Construction in a Contemporary Marketplace Context

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributor.advisorMikkonen, Ilona
dc.contributor.authorAho, Sanni
dc.contributor.departmentMarkkinoinnin laitosfi
dc.contributor.schoolKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Businessen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-21T17:00:59Z
dc.date.available2021-02-21T17:00:59Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractThis thesis shows how consumers experience the creation and evolution of their identities as personal projects, primarily known in academic literature as identity projects, identity work, or identity construction. The underlying assumptions of consumer researchers studying identity projects are examined. These assumptions include the notions that the identity shifts continuously, that possessions serve as vehicles for self-perception and self-expression, and that the marketplace influences consumer identity projects. This thesis finds that the marketplace structures identity construction through supplying symbols, ideologies, and social references. The varying levels of marketplace dominance and individual agency are explored. The central theories and terminology discussed in this thesis are selected based on the article "Consumer Culture Theory (CCT): Twenty Years of Research" (Arnould & Thompson 2005). More contemporary studies are used to supplement and apply the notions introduced by Arnould and Thompson.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/102708
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202102212008
dc.language.isoenen
dc.programmeMarkkinointien
dc.subject.keywordconsumer cultureen
dc.subject.keywordidentity projectsen
dc.subject.keywordidentity worken
dc.subject.keywordidentity constructionen
dc.subject.keywordconsumer poweren
dc.subject.keywordpoststructuralismen
dc.titleConsumer Identity Projects: Examining Consumer Identity Construction in a Contemporary Marketplace Contexten
dc.typeG1 Kandidaatintyöfi
dc.type.ontasotBachelor's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotKandidaatintyöfi
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