Social pressure and how conflicted masculinities construct a balanced-self through monosocial, heterosocial and homosocial spa consumption

Petrylaite, Edita (2014) Social pressure and how conflicted masculinities construct a balanced-self through monosocial, heterosocial and homosocial spa consumption. Doctoral thesis, Northumbria University.

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Abstract

This study investigates male consumer behaviour in the spa consumption context. With increasing attention to physical appearance in the postmodern era, contemporary men are becoming an appropriate focus for the attention of the beauty and wellbeing industries. Nevertheless, men’s body aestheticization and wellbeing practices have rarely been the topic of academic discussion in the marketing field. Hence, this study unveils the rationale behind male customers’ decisions to consume various spa services, known as enhancers of physical appearance and wellbeing.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N500 Marketing
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
University Services > Research and Innovation Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy
Depositing User: Edita Petrylaite
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 14:07
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 03:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26011

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