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Buying for baby: how middle-class mothers negotiate risk with second-hand goods

Buying for baby: how middle-class mothers negotiate risk with second-hand goods
Buying for baby: how middle-class mothers negotiate risk with second-hand goods
Focusing on the mother as consumer as well as carer, this chapter considers mothers’ co-consuming practices related to used/second-hand baby goods purchased at nearly new sales. Citing second-hand consumption as an intimate and risky practice, the material negotiations and risk reduction strategies practiced by middle-class mothers as they engage in consuming second-hand baby items are discussed.
9781137429070
Palgrave Macmillan
Waight, Emma
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Casey, Emma
Taylor, Yvette
Waight, Emma
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Casey, Emma
Taylor, Yvette

Waight, Emma (2015) Buying for baby: how middle-class mothers negotiate risk with second-hand goods. In, Casey, Emma and Taylor, Yvette (eds.) Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies. (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life) Basingstoke, GB. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Focusing on the mother as consumer as well as carer, this chapter considers mothers’ co-consuming practices related to used/second-hand baby goods purchased at nearly new sales. Citing second-hand consumption as an intimate and risky practice, the material negotiations and risk reduction strategies practiced by middle-class mothers as they engage in consuming second-hand baby items are discussed.

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Published date: October 2015
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 377594
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377594
ISBN: 9781137429070
PURE UUID: 84fedf23-24fa-4585-b165-d45d36997108

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Date deposited: 12 Jun 2015 13:16
Last modified: 08 May 2018 16:31

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