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dc.contributor.authorHysjulien, Aidan
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-12T05:30:37Z
dc.date.available2016-02-12T05:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.otherhysjulien_aidan_201508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hysjulien_aidan_201508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/34234
dc.description.abstractThis thesis looks at how decisions in the supermarket are shaped by the tensions between supermarket companies’ persuading shoppers into making profitable purchases and shoppers’ using food to perform their tastes and values. Using actor-network theory, this project brings the concepts of hegemony and prosumption to an analysis of supermarket space. Using a qualitative research design, data was generated by conducting ten walking interviews at six supermarkets in Athens, Georgia. By analyzing the way supermarkets use space to stabilize the hegemony of the Supermarket as a form of distribution, this thesis found that supermarkets continue to be depoliticized spaces despite growing concerns over food and food production. This project also finds that shoppers use foods in the supermarket as a way to perform a micro-politics of care. This is not a political strategy to create social change based on abstract values, but a deeply embodied politics grounded in material concerns.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSupermarket
dc.subjectActor-network theory
dc.subjectWalking Interview
dc.subjectProsumption
dc.subjectMicro-Politics
dc.subjectHegemony
dc.subjectEveryday Life
dc.subjectEmbodied Values
dc.titleThe practice of supermarket shopping
dc.title.alternativeassembling the everyday within a coercive space
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorHilda Kurtz
dc.description.committeeHilda Kurtz
dc.description.committeeJerry Shannon
dc.description.committeeJosh Barkan


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