Ethical Consumption : : Social Value and Economic Practice / / ed. by James G. Carrier, Peter G. Luetchford.

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...

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Place / Publishing House:New York; , Oxford : : Berghahn Books, , [2012]
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Year of Publication:2012
Language:English
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Physical Description:1 online resource (246 p.)
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Other title:Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Preface --
Introduction --
Section I. Producers and Consumers --
1. Good Chocolate? An Examination of Ethical Consumption in Cocoa --
2. Consuming Producers: Fair Trade and Small Farmers --
3. ‘Trade, not aid’: Imagining Ethical Economy --
4. ‘Today, one can farm organic without living organic’: Belgian Farmers and Recent Changes in Organic Farming --
Section II. Ethical Consumption Contexts --
5. Narratives of Concern: Beyond the ‘Official’ Discourse of Ethical Consumption in Hungary --
6. Critical Consumption in Palermo: Imagined Society, Class and Fractured Locality --
7. On the Challenges of Signalling Ethics without the Stuff: Tales of Conspicuous Green Anti-consumption --
8. Ethical Consumption as Religious Testimony: The Quaker Case --
9. Re-inventing Food: The Ethics of Developing Local Food --
Conclusion --
Notes on Contributors --
Index
Summary: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.
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:9780857453433
9783110998283
DOI:10.1515/9780857453433
Access:restricted access
Hierarchical level:Monograph
Statement of Responsibility: ed. by James G. Carrier, Peter G. Luetchford.