Guilt and ethical choice in consumption : A psychoanalytic perspective. / Chatzidakis, Andreas.

In: Marketing Theory, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.03.2015, p. 79-93.

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In: Marketing Theory, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.03.2015, p. 79-93.

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