Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption

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A not-so-quiet revolution seems to be occurring in wealthy capitalist societies - supermarkets selling a€˜guilt freea€™ Fairtrade products; lifestyle TV gurus exhorting us to eat less, buy local and go green; neighbourhood action groups bent on a€˜swopping not shoppinga€™. 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 a€˜global northa€™. 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.Cox, S. (2007) a#39;Are your cell phone and laptop bad for your health? ... Raising labor standards in the ICT sectora#39;, Labor Studies Journal, 33(2): 141a€“62. ... ( 2009b) a#39;General Electric to power up new battery plant in upstate New Yorka#39;, 12 May.

Title:Ethical Consumption
Author: Tania Lewis, Emily Potter
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-11

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