Social contexts of consumption and care

In the research line we are interest in the extent to which practices of consumption and care are embedded in different sorts of social contexts. In the more narrow sense consumption and care are enacted in household and family contexts, but also on the wider scale in neighbourhoods and communities as well as in broader socio-historical and politico-economic contexts. Consumption and care relate to social networks and coming across as being embedded in social structures relating to social, economic and cultural capital. These social structures can be identified by specific temporality and historicity but also the enacted performativity and performances of particular ethics of care and practices of consumption.