© 2015

Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies

  • Emma Casey
  • Yvette Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Emma Casey, Yvette Taylor
      Pages 1-9
  3. Expanding the Field: Conceptualising Intimate Consumption

  4. ‘Sticky’ and Shifting Sites of Intimate Consumption

  5. The Intimate Social Life of Commodities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-235

About this book


This collection explores the relationships between the emotional and material, engaging with and developing the debates surrounding the emotional and material labour involved in producing and reproducing domestic and intimate spaces. The contributions examine the geographies and spaces of consumption in international and local-global spheres.


Intimacy domestic life gender intersectionalities consumption sociology family relationships care emotion Familie identity Nation Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Emma Casey
    • 1
  • Yvette Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Kingston UniversityUK
  2. 2.London South Bank UniversityUK

About the editors

Emma-Jayne Abbots, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK. Katherine Appleford, Kingston University, UK. Colin Creighton, University of Hull, UK. Rachel Hurdley, Cardiff University, UK. Siân Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. C. Laura Lovin, London South Bank University, UK. Julie Seymour, Hull York Medical School, UK. Emma Waight, University of Southampton, UK. Sarah Wilson, University of Stirling, UK. Sophie Woodward, University of Manchester, UK.

Bibliographic information


'This is a really superb and original collection of essays and articles. Under the umbrella of critical consumption studies, the book brings together scholars from a range of disciplines whose rigorous research and conceptual insight opens up new avenues for understanding how families and young people, especially those from disadvantaged social groups are forced to negotiate pathways through "austerity times", without losing attachment to the emotional life of objects and items. This is a volume which will be remarkably useful to academics and students alike across the arts, humanities and social sciences.'

-Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK