Abstract : Based on the social life of things theory and a qualitative study conducted among 28 participants, we identify four disposition routes that occur when a consumer wants to give or sell his possessions on second-hand marketplaces (identity-based, mechanical, insecure, and opportunistic), that depends on psychological, material and environmental criteria. We highlight the fact that disposition is now becoming a rationalized and routine process rather than a dispossession one, in which individuals become distributors and opportunists.
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Pour citer : Cerio, E. (2023). When things are no longer possessions: does dispossession still take place in a context of collaborative consumption ?. Carnets de la Consommation. https://doi.org/10.48748/MY45-CE24