[csaa-forum] Ethical Consumption: A Critical Introduction
emily.potter at deakin.edu.au
Mon Mar 7 17:58:03 CST 2011
*New edited collection*
Ethical Consumption: A Critical Introduction, Edited by Tania Lewis and Emily Potter (Routledge, London: 2011)
Available as paperback, hardback and e-book. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415558259/
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.
Preface by Mike Featherstone Part 1: Introduction 1. Introducing Ethical Consumption Tania Lewis and Emily Potter Part 2: Politics 2. What's Wrong with Ethical Consumption? Jo Littler 3. The Simple and the Good: Ethical Consumption as Anti-Consumerism Kim Humphery 4. Fair Trade in Cyberspace: The Commodification of Poverty and the Marketing of Crafts on the Internet Tim Scrase 5. Neo-liberalism, the 'Obesity Epidemic' and the Challenge to Theory Michael Gard Part 3: Commodities and Materiality 6. Placing Alternative Consumption: Commodity Fetishism in Borough Fine Foods Market, London Benjamin Coles and Philip Crang 7. Feeding the World: Towards a Messy Ethics of Eating Elspeth Probyn 8. Drinking to Live: The Work of Ethically-Branded Bottled Water Emily Potter 9. Ethical Consumption, Sustainable Production, and Wine Paul Starr 10. Eco-ethical Electronic Consumption in the 'Smart-design' Economy Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller 11. The Ethics of Second Hand Consumption Adrian Franklin 12. Is Green the New Black? Exploring Ethical Fashion Consumption Chris Gibson and Elyse Stanes Part 4: Practices, Sites and Representatives 13. Slow Living and the Temporalities of Sustainable Consumption Wendy Parkins and Geoff Craig 14. Ethical Consumption Begins at Home: Green Renovations, Eco-Homes and Sustainable Home Improvement Fiona Allon 15. Cultivating Citizen-subjects Through Collective Praxis: Organized Gardening Projects in Australia and Philippines Kersty Hobson and Ann Hill 16. Lifestyle Television: Gardening and the Good Life Frances Bonner 17. 'Caring at a Distance': The Ambiguity and Negotiations of Ethical Investment Cathy Greenfield and Peter Williams 18. The Moral Terrains of Ecotourism and the Ethics of Consumption Robert Mechior Figuera and Gordon Waitt
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