Article

'Sad to say but my whole life is on that computer': reflecting on emotions, intimacies and consumption in difficult circumstances and how to make sure these issues are reflected in policy discourse

Citation

Wilson S (2014) 'Sad to say but my whole life is on that computer': reflecting on emotions, intimacies and consumption in difficult circumstances and how to make sure these issues are reflected in policy discourse. Families, Relationships and Societies, 3 (1), pp. 149-152. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674313X13814984759010

Abstract
This short paper argues that current policy discourse may serve to divorce discussion of various social phenomena including young people's consumption, from the social structures that influence their experience of those phenomena and present barriers to change. It provides tentative suggestions as to how concerned social scientists might address this concern.

Keywords
consumption; housing; internet use; policy discourse; risk; young people

Journal
Families, Relationships and Societies: Volume 3, Issue 1

StatusPublished
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council
Publication date30/04/2014
Publication date online31/03/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21873
PublisherPolicy Press
ISSN2046-7435