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Three paths to disposition: The movement of meaningful possessions to strangers

Lastovicka and Fernandez’s 2005 paper examines the process of divesting meaningful goods to strangers. Much notable literature focus on goods’ significance to an individuals’ identity, most prominently Belk’s extended self theory. Further literature especially McCracken (1986) has identified the significance of the movement of goods as a mode of transferring meaning and Young & Wallendorf (1989) define divestment in two senses, emotional detachment and physical detachment and Belk (1997) also examines divestment in terms of zones (me vs not-me)

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PROMOTIONAL CULTURES & COMMUNICATION CENTRE
PROMOTIONAL CULTURES & COMMUNICATION CENTRE
Faculty of Media & Communication, Bournemouth University