Rethinking Identity and Ownership in the Digital Consumption ERA: A Qualitative Study of Consumer Relations with Digital Possessions
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Digital consumption has grown exponentially in the last 20 years. As the digitization of products becomes more ubiquitous, individuals find themselves having to reformulate symbolic meanings once exclusively associated with material possessions. New forms of ownership of digital objects are challenging the existing roles that possessions play in self-identity formation. It is the goal of this paper to uncover these emerging relationships.
KeywordsDigital Content Symbolic Meaning Material Possession Digital File Digital Music
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