By John Schouten, Diane Martin, Russell W. Belk
The chapters during this quantity were chosen from the simplest papers awarded on the ninth Annual shopper tradition thought convention held on the domestic of Aalto college in Finland in June 2014. The subject matter of the convention used to be Mapping customer tradition. the various interpretive study and concept represented during this quantity offers the reader with intellectually stimulating possibilities to envision the intersections among quite a few theories and strategies that characterize the leading edge in buyer study. those reports draw on an array of qualitative methodologies together with ethnography, netnography, narrative and visible research, phenomenology, and semiotics. The substantive issues characterize an important matters for our occasions together with realizing and navigating cultural variety and cultural views on co-creating industry worth.
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Imagination is typically identified as something immaterial (McLuhan, 1962), not existing, or directly experienced (Tolkien, 1964). However, imagination cannot be conceived, because there is no “other” world of imagination (Artaud, 1974). Imagination cannot be observed because it has no duration, determination, or force to act (Sartre, 1940). What we perceive as imagination is always already its report or elaboration (Fine, 1983). While imagination cannot be grasped, it continuously tends toward embodiment in order to be understood by individuals (Eco, 1986 ), and fantasy thus emerges as this secondary elaboration (Jameson, 2005; Sartre, 1940).
Escapist fantasy offers comfort and entertainment within a world one can step into while forgetting about everyday life, often supported by mainstream media. Such fantasy seems freeing, but is very much 30 ANASTASIA SEREGINA tied down by norms and conventions, bringing little change or difference, and allowing the individual to be passive. Activist fantasy, on the other hand, is consciously reflexive of the reality around it, destabilizing, defamiliarizing, and even disturbing it. Its aim is to transgress norms and engage the individual by creating a critical distance toward their reality.