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Ben Fine, Kate Bayliss & Mary Robertson

In: The SAGE Handbook of Consumer Culture

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The Systems of Provision Approach to Understanding Consumption1
The Systems of Provision Approach to Understanding Consumption
Ben FineKate BaylissMary Robertson
Introduction

It is now over twenty years since Fine and Leopold (1993) first detailed the systems of provision (SoP) approach. Developed as a response to traditional ‘horizontal’ views of consumption, whereby discipline-specific factors were used to explain consumption across a range of goods and contexts, the approach seeks to examine consumption vertically and in its concrete specificity by looking at the full chain of activities underpinning the material production and cultural significance of different goods. As such, the approach avoids over-generalising the relevance of particular factors, instead recognising that any instance of consumption is shaped by a shifting array of context-specific determinants. This requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary ...

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