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Abstract

This project utilizes empirical knowledge and the iterative process to explore the transformation process between consumer nostalgia and emancipation in sports consumption. We selected the cases to study because they presented fairly obvious examples of consumers desire to transform their consumption idiosyncrasies. Roller derby initially emphasizes emancipation, retro-styled bikes emphasize nostalgia, and people’s motivation for barefoot running falls between the two. All three of these activities contain elements of emancipation and nostalgia through transformative immersion. We explore these elements individually, and how and where they intersect.

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