Close Knit: Using Consumption Communities to Overcome Loneliness

Máire O Sullivan

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This paper highlights the role of consumption communities as a self-help support group to ameliorate loneliness. We suggest that the self-help element of consumption communities has been overlooked due to a focus on communities pursuing hegemonic masculinity. Instead, we focus on a female-led and -dominated consumption community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2825
Number of pages2848
JournalEuropean Journal of Marketing
Issue number11
Early online date16 Jul 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Jul 2020


  • consumption communities
  • consumer identity
  • self-help
  • loneliness
  • social support


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