• Kroghstræde, 3

    9220 Aalborg Øst

    Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The focus of study of the Culture and Consumption Research Group is symbolic aspects of consumption, in both everyday consumption and when mundane consumption is replaced by the extraordinary (special occasions, vacations).  A special interest is taken in cross-cultural, local and  global perspectives in this area of study.

The research group adheres to interpretive approaches to the study of culture and consumption and in line with the perspective of Consumer Culture Theory, seeing consumption as social and cultural phenomena rather than psychological and purely economic phenomena.

Research interests are related to all sorts of consumption and how consumption is embedded in social relations and identity creation. A strong focus is on the consumers' perceptions and uses of goods and services, but marketplace communication (advertising and promotion of various types and through various media) across and within markets are studied, too.

The research is interdisciplinary, and approaches the study of consumption from a broad array of mainly qualitative research methodologies.

Recent and ongoing research topics include:

  • who consumers think they are, how they decide on what to buy, what they fear, how they negotiate with them selves and with their partners and children
  • how and why they consume certain types of food, vacations and places, shoppingmalls, fun parks and social media
  • how markets communicate with their target groups

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tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
Tourism Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
food Social Sciences
sense of place Earth & Environmental Sciences
work environment Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences

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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 2000 2021

Internationalisation and social practice in Danish higher education

Tange, H. (ed.) & Wilken, L. (ed.), 2021, (In preparation)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Teaching practices in a global learning environment

Tange, H., 2020, (In preparation) Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Fremtidens Campingplads

Bodil Stilling Blichfeldt (Recipient), 1 May 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Teacher of the Year 2013, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University: Årets Underviser ved det Humanistiske Fakultet

Bodil Stilling Blichfeldt (Recipient), 12 Apr 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2004 2019

15th EASA Biennial Conference Stockholm University 14-17 August, 2018

Pernille Hohnen (Participant)
17 Aug 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

2018 ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques of Social Research

Olga Gurova (Participant)
26 Jul 201828 Jul 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

2018 ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques of Social Research

Olga Gurova (Participant)
30 Jul 20185 Aug 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Press / Media

Debat: Afskaf dansk fra 6. klasse! Børn skal blive dygtigere til andre sprog

Hanne Tange

05/04/2019

3 items of media coverage

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Byliv med venner koster unge dyrt

Pernille Hohnen

01/04/2019

45 items of media coverage

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Begræns reklamer for kviklån

Pernille Hohnen

12/03/2019

2 items of media coverage

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