Ethical Consumption : A Critical Introduction Paperback / softback
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
- Publication Date: 30/09/2010
- Category: Consumerism
- ISBN: 9780415558259