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dc.contributor.authorKeller, Margit
dc.contributor.authorVihalemm, Triin
dc.date2005
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dc.date.available2010-10-21T07:56:08Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifierhttp://mail.jrnl.ut.ee:8080/10/1/trames-2005-1-4-1.pdf
dc.identifierKeller, Margit and Vihalemm, Triin (2005) Coping with Consumer Culture: Elderly Urban Consumers In Post-Soviet Estonia. Trames, 9 (59/54) (1). pp. 69-91.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10062/15416
dc.descriptionThe article discusses representations of consumer culture in today’s Estonia by elderly urban consumers. The study, which draws on 30 original interviews with urban consumers over 45 years of age, outlines the clashes between the Soviet consumer culture and its current counterpart. We place the analysis within the framework of Simmel’s objective and subjective culture, as well as within that of several sociological and anthropological studies. Based on this, it may be concluded that, for this group of consumers, profusion of goods and free choice are often rendered illusory, as they foreshadow new scarcities that have to be coped with on individual level. This, in turn, generates critical representations on a continuum from micro level personal problems of financial need to a more macro level social divide, as well as on the level of Western consumer society at large. Keywords: consumer culture, objective and subjective culture, Soviet, post-Soviet, choice.
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dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)
dc.titleCoping with Consumer Culture: Elderly Urban Consumers In Post-Soviet Estonia.
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