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The Interconnection of Sustainability and Collaborative Consumption - A case study of clothing libraries

Korobar, Vedra LU (2013) HEKM10 20131
Human Ecology
Abstract
Collaborative consumption is a recently emerged consumption pattern based on the practice of sharing, swapping, lending, bartering and other similar modes of exchange, practiced instead of the conventional way of buying products and services. The unique character of this consumption practice suggests a shift in the idea of private ownership, where accessing products becomes more important than owning them. The scope of this thesis examines the factors influencing the emergence of these initiatives in relation to sustainability and attempts to recognize the possible changes occurring towards the perception of private ownership. For this purpose a qualitative case study approach examines the concept of clothing libraries in five cities... (More)
Collaborative consumption is a recently emerged consumption pattern based on the practice of sharing, swapping, lending, bartering and other similar modes of exchange, practiced instead of the conventional way of buying products and services. The unique character of this consumption practice suggests a shift in the idea of private ownership, where accessing products becomes more important than owning them. The scope of this thesis examines the factors influencing the emergence of these initiatives in relation to sustainability and attempts to recognize the possible changes occurring towards the perception of private ownership. For this purpose a qualitative case study approach examines the concept of clothing libraries in five cities across Sweden. (Less)
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author
Korobar, Vedra LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKM10 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
collaborative consumption, clothing libraries, access vs. ownership, sustainability, sustainable consumption, governing the commons, common resources
language
English
id
3800323
date added to LUP
2013-09-26 10:19:30
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2013-09-26 10:19:30
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  abstract     = {Collaborative consumption is a recently emerged consumption pattern based on the practice of sharing, swapping, lending, bartering and other similar modes of exchange, practiced instead of the conventional way of buying products and services. The unique character of this consumption practice suggests a shift in the idea of private ownership, where accessing products becomes more important than owning them. The scope of this thesis examines the factors influencing the emergence of these initiatives in relation to sustainability and attempts to recognize the possible changes occurring towards the perception of private ownership. For this purpose a qualitative case study approach examines the concept of clothing libraries in five cities across Sweden.},
  author       = {Korobar, Vedra},
  keyword      = {collaborative consumption,clothing libraries,access vs. ownership,sustainability,sustainable consumption,governing the commons,common resources},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Interconnection of Sustainability and Collaborative Consumption - A case study of clothing libraries},
  year         = {2013},
}