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dc.contributor.authorTüre M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGer, G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T10:44:27Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T10:44:27Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.issn0093-5301
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/36566
dc.description.abstractThis study explores how heirlooms, usually regarded as objects of family identity and stability, can also become objects of evolving personal identities and change. Our approach is based on the role of materiality (as well as meanings) and multitemporality in heirloom consumption. The data generated through interviews, visual sources, and media documents reveal three rejuvenation processes that, given particular boundary conditions, renew heirlooms: uncovering, refreshing, and reconciliation. Our study also distinguishes three types of heirloom essence that can survive the heirloom's material and compositional transformations. Rejuvenation reintegrates the heirloom into the heir's life trajectory by imbuing it with a zeitgeist value and the heir's presence, helping the heir to better navigate her imaginaries of the past, present, and future. Beyond the ritualistic consumption or curation of heirlooms, our findings reveal a creative, playful, and proactive relation with heirlooms, evocative of craftwork. Moreover, the market, within particular boundaries, can help authenticate heirloom objects and facilitate their inalienability rather than necessarily destroying their authenticity. Our study has implications for the role of heirloom consumption in consumers' negotiations of continuity and change, the interaction of the symbolic and the material in heirlooms, and the inalienability-market relation.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Consumer Researchen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jcr/ucw011en_US
dc.subjectChange and continuityen_US
dc.subjectCraft consumptionen_US
dc.subjectHeirloomen_US
dc.subjectInalienabilityen_US
dc.subjectMaterialityen_US
dc.subjectTemporalityen_US
dc.subjectZeitgeist valueen_US
dc.titleContinuity through change: navigating temporalities through heirloom rejuvenationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.citation.spage1en_US
dc.citation.epage25en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber43en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jcr/ucw011en_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US


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