Neo-structuralist analysis of green-marketing discourse: interpreting hybrid car manufacturers and consumers
journal contributionposted on 11.08.2020 by Djavlonbek Kadirov, RJ Varey
Any type of content formally published in an academic journal, usually following a peer-review process.
To explain inconsistent behaviour that is well documented in green-marketing and consumption, the authors develop the (neo)structuralist model of meaning co-creation that is based on the signifying practices of hybrid car manufacturers and consumers. The model reveals that market agents are recruited into a symbolic order that requires the perpetual reinforcement of self-opposing meanings as a condition for signification. The main problem of green practice is not the issue of market agents' authenticity/hypocrisy. Rather it represents a more interactive phenomenon - the common structure of meaning-creation - which silences important transformative action choices and thus defeats its own purpose. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.