Homes and Paths: Notes on Finding Place in Consumer Anthropology

  • Kevin Browne


Homes are often the site of research in business anthropology. The relatively brief time frames of much consumer research can lead to a perception of stability of space-time rather than one of indeterminacy and flux. In this article I explore examples of such flows in the home and how they are actively produced. Following Latour, Ingold, and other theorists, I examine the co-creation of “home” by human and non-human actors in order to destabilize the concept and to open our research to richer possibilities and greater habitability.