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The Formation of Consumer Activism: Context and Meanings of an Activist Order

Ahmed Benmecheddal , Nil Özçaglar-Toulouse  (2015).

illustration-caddieThe goal in this research is to offer a new interpretation of activism by focusing not on the various ideologies but on the order of worth that coordinates activism.

Methodology/approach

Ethnographic approaches of participant observation and nondirective interviewing were the methods used in this study.

Findings

Drawing on the order models (Boltanski & Thévenot, 1991), the authors introduce the existence of an “activist order.” This order is composed of rules that coordinate activists’ practices.… >> continue reading

PhD student: Ahmed Benmecheddal (completed)

phd-a-benmecheddalPhD student from 2012 to 2015 on social movements and consumption.

He successfully defended his Thesis on 11 December 2015 ‘Comprendre les actions militantes anticonsuméristes : une approche par la théorie des conventions’.

My research under the supervision of Prof. Nil Özcağlar-Toulouse focused on market dynamics, including market developments, and the influence of different actors (consumers, producers, marketers) in the formation of market structures. Drawing from sociological and anthropological concepts, I am particularly interested in the relationship between consumer movements and the marketplace.

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