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My possessions are mine and your possessions are mine too

Wong, P and Hogg, M K (2010) My possessions are mine and your possessions are mine too. Advances in Consumer Research, 37. ISSN 0098-9258

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Abstract

This paper investigates the nature of the boundaries between the extended self and possessions (including potentially extended possessions) for Hong Kong Chinese consumers. Eastern research has suggested a different set of boundaries and cultural interpretations of the concept of self and possessions compared with Western findings. Our findings showed that informants narrated stories not only about the gifts that they themselves had received as being their important possessions and thus constituting part of their extended self; but they also described objects that they had given as gifts to close others as part of their own possessions and thus these extended possessions potentially constituted part of their own extended selves.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Consumer Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Marketing
ID Code: 45742
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:36
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45742

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