Ethical consumption : a critical introduction

2011, Ethical consumption : a critical introduction. Edited by Lewis, Tania and Potter, Emily, Routledge, Oxon, U. K..

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Title Ethical consumption : a critical introduction
Editor(s) Lewis, Tania
Potter, EmilyORCID iD for Potter, Emily
Publication date 2011
Total pages 284
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Oxon, U. K.
Keyword(s) consumption economics
consumer behaviour
Summary A not-so-quiet revolution seems to be occurring in wealthy capitalist societies - supermarkets selling ‘guilt free’ Fairtrade products; lifestyle TV gurus exhorting us to eat less, buy local and go green; neighbourhood action groups bent on ‘swopping not shopping’. And this is happening not at the margins of society but at its heart, in the shopping centres and homes of ordinary people. Today we are seeing a mainstreaming of ethical concerns around consumption that reflects an increasing anxiety with - and accompanying sense of responsibility for - the risks and excesses of contemporary lifestyles in the ‘global north’.

This collection of essays provides a range of critical tools for understanding the turn towards responsible or conscience consumption and, in the process, interrogates the notion that we can shop our way to a more ethical, sustainable future. Written by leading international scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds - and drawing upon examples from across the globe - Ethical Consumption makes a major contribution to the still fledgling field of ethical consumption studies. This collection is a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between consumer culture and contemporary social life.
ISBN 0415558247
Language eng
Field of Research 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
HERDC collection year 2011
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