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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Resistance to Ritual Practice: Exploring Perceptions of Others
Authors: Nuttall, Peter
Tinson, Julie
Contact Email: j.s.tinson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Adolescents
Behaviour
Prom
Resistance
Peer Affiliation
Perception
Social groups
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Emerald
Citation: Nuttall P & Tinson J (2011) Resistance to Ritual Practice: Exploring Perceptions of Others, European Journal of Marketing, 45 (11/12), pp. 1725-1735.
Abstract: Purpose: This paper contributes to the special issue theme by exploring the perceptions of anti-consumption and resistant practices of adolescents by their peer group in the context of high school prom attendance. Originality: Possible causes for avoiding consumption have been previously considered however, as yet unexplored are how those who do not consume are perceived by their peers and how this manifests itself in relation to group affiliation, attendees’ perception of ‘self’ and social norms. Methodology/Sampling: This paper employs a mixed methods approach involving 12 in-depth interviews with those who had attended a high school prom in the last three years and open questions on a survey to adolescents. Findings: Four main perceptions of non-attendance were identified: non-choice, risk aversion, passive disengagement and intentional disengagement. Perceptions of anti-consumption and resistance will have social implications for the non-attendee/s but the extent to which non-attendance is viewed negatively will also be moderated by existing social status of the non-attendee/s. Originality/value: Possible causes for avoiding consumption have been previously considered, however, as yet unexplored are how those who do not consume are perceived by their peers and how this manifests itself in relation to group affiliation, attendees' perception of "self" and social norms.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9296
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03090561111167360
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in European Journal of Marketing by Emerald. The original publication is available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0309-0566&volume=45&issue=11&articleid=1959162&show=abstract
Affiliation: University of Bath
Marketing and Retail Division

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