As the record spins: Materialising connections

Show simple item record Fernandez, Karen en Beverland, MB en 2018-10-22T21:50:16Z en 2019-09-08 en
dc.identifier.issn 0309-0566 en
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dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how the material nature of legacy technology makes its users passionately prefer it over its digital alternatives. Design/methodology/approach – This ethnographic study uses data from 26 in-depth interviews with vinyl collectors, augmented with longitudinal participant–observation of vinyl collecting and music store events. Findings – The findings reveal how the physicality of vinyl facilitates the passionate relationships (with music, the vinyl as performative object and other people) that make vinyl so significant in vinyl users’ lives. Research limitations/implications – As this study examines a single research context (vinyl) from the perspective of participants from three developed, Anglophone nations, its key theoretical contributions should be examined in other technological contexts and other cultures. Practical implications – The findings imply that miniturisation and automation have lower limits for some products, material attributes should be added to digitised products and that legacy technology products could be usually be reframed as tools of authentic self-expression. Originality/value – This study explains what can happen beyond the top of the “S” curve in the Technology Acceptance Model, furthering our understanding of consumers’ reactions to the proliferation of digital technology in their lives. Keywords Music, Materiality, Connection, Legacy technology, Vinyl Paper type Research paper en
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of Marketing en
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dc.title As the record spins: Materialising connections en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/EJM-12-2016-0828 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 1152 en
pubs.volume 53 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 1175 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 747618 en Business and Economics en Marketing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-07-11 en 2018 en

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