Globalization, market symbolism, and coping

Steven L. Arxer, John W. Murphy, Jung Min Choi

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Current understandings about coping have been shaped by a neo-liberal economic philosophy. This article examines the symbolic side of this outlook and considers the ways in which market imagery reinforces coping as a model of global integration. This philosophy, however, has been documented to threaten well-being. Moreover, within various philosophical fields, the assumptions that guide market imagery have lost credibility. This shift in thinking is examined and calls for a rethinking of market-based coping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-343
Number of pages11
JournalIllness Crisis and Loss
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Coping
  • Globalization
  • Market symbolism
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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