CULTURE:  The Creative Aspect of Consumption – ‘Craft Consumption’ and Its (‘Circum’)Culinary Potential

Paweł Wyborski 1
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2009; 10 (1):
ICID: 1094008
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
The article deals with the question of creative consumption. Starting with some selected concepts of consumption, I focus mainly on those emphasizing creative features of consuming (Colin Campbell, Daniel Miller, Michel de Certeau). When discussing contemporary consumer choices, it is in my opinion particularly important to make use of Campbell’s notion of cra consumption. I argue that Campbell’s proposal appears to be a useful tool in analyzing contemporary foodways and culinary practices. Moreover, the culinary aspect of cra+ consumption draws attention to a wider context of the eating
situation (and its stylization), properly corresponding to the Simmelian idea of a meal.

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