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Title: Dispossessing vulnerable consumers: Derealization, desubjectification, and violence
Authors: Varman, Rohit
Vijay, Devi
Keywords: Derealization
Slum Demolitions
Vulnerable consumers
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SCOPUS
Marketing Theory
SAGE Publications Ltd
Series/Report no.: 18(3)
Abstract: This article draws upon the work of Judith Butler to explain how violence is deployed against vulnerable consumers. It examines a site in which a commercial complex including a shopping mall is to be constructed in Ejipura, Bangalore (India), by displacing the poor from their slums. It offers insights into the mechanisms of violent dispossession that inhere liberal modes of governance of consumers. Moreover, this study attends to derealization that desubjectifies vulnerable consumers. It further helps to comprehend why violence remains in the zone of ellipsis without any popular revulsion against it. © The Author(s) 2018.
Description: Varman, Rohit, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India; Vijay, Devi, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
ISSN/ISBN - 14705931
DOI - 10.1177/1470593117753980
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