Ethical Consumption : A Critical Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

Ethical Consumption : A Critical Introduction Paperback / softback

Edited by Tania (RMIT University, Australia) Lewis, Emily (Deakin University, Melbourne) Potter



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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 284 pages, 3 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Consumerism
  • ISBN: 9780415558259



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