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Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption

Social Value and Economic Practice

  • Author: James G. Carrier,Peter Luetchford
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857453424
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 238
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Increasingly, consumers in North America and Europe see their purchasing as a way to express to the commercial world their concerns about trade justice, the environment and similar issues. This ethical consumption has attracted growing attention in the press and among academics. Extending beyond the growing body of scholarly work on the topic in several ways, this volume focuses primarily on consumers rather than producers and commodity chains. It presents cases from a variety of European countries and is concerned with a wide range of objects and types of ethical consumption, not simply the usual tropical foodstuffs, trade justice and the system of fair trade. Contributors situate ethical consumption within different contexts, from common Western assumptions about economy and society, to the operation of ethical-consumption commerce, to the ways that people's ethical consumption can affect and be affected by their social situation. By locating consumers and their practices in the social and economic contexts in which they exist and that their ethical consumption affects, this volume presents a compelling interrogation of the rhetoric and assumptions of ethical consumption.

Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Tania Lewis,Emily Potter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135282390
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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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.

Behind Ethical Consumption

Behind Ethical Consumption

Purchasing Motives and Marketing Strategies for Organic Food Products, Non-GMOs, Bio-fuels

  • Author: Gianluigi Guido
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783034300957
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 183
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This book presents five related studies, each dealing with the issue of the motivations behind ethical choices of consumption and discussing their implications on marketing strategy. The fields of investigation range from organic food to genetically modified products, from bio-fuels to new low-emission transport technologies, the consumption of each of which has by its very nature a recognized ethical validity. On these themes, this volume offers a European point of view and, in particular, an Italian one, either extending studies undertaken in various countries, or proposing new and original lines of research into the antecedents of purchase intentions that have never before been explored.

Ethical Consumerism

Ethical Consumerism

  • Author: Justin Healey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781922084088
  • Category: Consumer behavior
  • Page: 60
  • View: 434
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A series of books which contain previously published information sourced from newspapers, magazines, journals, government reports, surveys, websites and lobby group literature. The series offers up to date diverse information about the social issues shaping our changing world.

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism

  • Author: Clare Weeden,Karla Boluk
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317999681
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 260
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Neither the tourism industry nor the tourist has responded convincingly to calls for more responsibility in tourism. Ethical consumption places pressure on travellers to manage a large number of decisions at a time when hedonic motivations threaten to override other priorities. Unsurprisingly, tensions occur and compromises are made. This book offers new insight into the motivations that influence tourists and their decision-making. It explores how consumers navigate the responsible tourism market place and provide a rich understanding of the challenges facing those seeking to encourage travellers to become responsible. Not only will the book provide an improved interpretation of the complexity of ethical consumption in tourism, but it will also offer a variety of stakeholders a deeper understanding of: the key challenges facing stakeholders in the production and consumption of responsible tourism how ethical consumers can be influenced to consume ethically the gaps in consumer knowledge and how to broaden the appeal for individuals to make more informed ethical decisions how tour operators can respond to this emerging market by innovative product development how to design informative marketing communications to encourage a greater uptake for responsible holidays how destinations can tailor their products to the ethical consumer market how destination communities and management organisations can target responsible tourists through the provision of sustainable alternatives to mass-market holiday products. Written by leading academics from all over the world, this timely and important volume will be valuable reading for ubdergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism Ethics, Ethical Consumption and the global issue of Sustainability.

Coffee Activism and the Politics of Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Global North

Coffee Activism and the Politics of Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Global North

Political Consumerism and Cultural Citizenship

  • Author: Eleftheria J. Lekakis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113728269X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 204
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This book explores the politics borne of consumption through the case of coffee activism and ethical consumption. It analyses the agencies, structures, repertoires and technologies of promotion and participation in the politics of fair trade consumption through an exploration of the relationship between activism and consumption.

Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption

  • Author: Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier
  • Publisher: Fernwood Books Limited
  • ISBN: 9781552665831
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 124
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Consumers are often importuned to exercise responsibility in the market sphere and to consume with an eye to their obligations as citizens. They express their ideals directly through their purchases, participating in larger-scale protests: boycotting products from a large multinational corporation, buying ethical products, resisting advertising campaigns and supporting alternative forms of trade. Whether in the form of a small collective action or a mass movement, the capacity to put new environmental or ethical social issues on the political, economic or media agenda via the market is quite real. While most ethical consumption does not challenge capitalism or the very foundations of the market itself, it does raise issues and consciousness about social and environmental justice. In Ethical Consumption, Dubuisson-Quellier suggests that ethical consumption can create a consumerism that is not only a forum for expressing the needs and wants as the market has done in the past, but as a space for the construction of social responsibility.

Globalizing Responsibility

Globalizing Responsibility

The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

  • Author: Clive Barnett,Paul Cloke,Nick Clarke,Alice Malpass
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444390230
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 248
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Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption presents an innovative reinterpretation of the forces that have shaped the remarkable growth of ethical consumption. Develops a theoretically informed new approach to shape our understanding of the pragmatic nature of ethical action in consumption processes Provides empirical research on everyday consumers, social networks, and campaigns Fills a gap in research on the topic with its distinctive focus on fair trade consumption Locates ethical consumption within a range of social theoretical debates -on neoliberalism, governmentality, and globalisation Challenges the moralism of much of the analysis of ethical consumption, which sees it as a retreat from proper citizenly politics and an expression of individualised consumerism

Fair Trade

Fair Trade

Market-Driven Ethical Consumption

  • Author: Alex Nicholls,Charlotte Opal
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412901055
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 277
  • View: 8062
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Looking at the strategic future for Fair Trade, this work presents concise histories of different Fair Trade organizations, revealing case studies and useful data analysis.

Ethics and Morality in Consumption

Ethics and Morality in Consumption

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Author: Deirdre Shaw,Michal Carrington,Andreas Chatzidakis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317653947
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 268
  • View: 2197
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Ethical consumerism is on the rise. No longer bound to the counter-cultural fringes, ethical concerns and practices are reaching into the mainstream of society and being adopted by everyday consumers – from considering carbon miles to purchasing free-range eggs to making renewable energy choices. The wide reach and magnitude of ethical issues in society across individual and collective consumption has given rise to a series of important questions that are inspiring scholars from a range of disciplinary areas. These differing disciplinary lenses, however, tend to be contained in separate streams of research literature that are developing in parallel and in relative isolation. Ethics in Morality and Consumption takes an interdisciplinary perspective to provide multiple vantage points in creating a more holistic and integrated view of ethics in consumption. In this sense, interdisciplinary presupposes the consideration of multiple and distinct disciplines, which in this book are considered in delineated chapters. In addition, the Editors make an editorial contribution in the final chapter of the book by combining these separate disciplinary perspectives to develop a nascent interdisciplinary perspective that integrates these perspectives and presents platforms for further research.