Digitalizing shopping routines: Re-organizing household practices to enable sustainable food provisioning
Summary, in English
Drawing on an ethnographically inspired study of three digital food provision platforms - i.e. meal box schemes, digitalized local food markets, and a food aggregator app – the paper explores how new digital food platforms are introduced and become routinized.
The study shows that to create a shopping routine, specific combinations of meanings, materialities and competencies had to be interlinked and configured to enable the consistent reproduction of a shopping practice mode. Furthermore, the analysis also shows that there are multiple ways of carving out a space for new food shopping routines. The digital platforms studied and the modes of food shopping that they enabled were able to replace, complement or reconfigure already-established food shopping practices.
Finally, the conclusions suggests that while these new modes of food provisioning became routinized, it was unlikely that they would remain so over time. Only a temporary stabilization was possible as built-in dynamics meant that the shopping routine was unable to last. This brings to the fore the challenges faced by those trying to promote new digitally enabled modes of sustainable food consumption.
- Institutionen för tjänstevetenskap
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Artikel i tidskrift
- Business Administration
- Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
- Sustainability discourse
- Digital platforms
- Shopping routines
- Food consumption
- Hållbara livsmedelsplattformar: Att möjliggöra hållbara matpraktiker genom socio-tekniska innovationer (PLATEFORMS)
- Service Studies Consumption
- ISSN: 2352-5509