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Social Determinants of Innovative Consumption Practices: Use of Computers and Internet in the Russian Households

Economic sociology - The European electronic newsletter. 2012. Vol. 13. No. 3. P. 47-48.
Firsova N.

Ph.D. project proposal of innovative consumption practices study with focus on computer and Internet utilization in Russian households is presented in the paper. It is suggested to use concepts from diffusion of innovations and theories of practice as the bases for the theoretical framework of this empirical study. Theories of practice are particularly relevant for consumption studies as they allow overcoming major limitations of sociological and economic research and theorizing in this area.