Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

by Clive Barnett, Paul Cloke, Nick Clarke, Alice Malpass
     
 

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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

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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

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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." (Breitbart.com: Business Wire, 29 November 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444390230
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
831 KB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Based on original research and innovative thinking, this profound and insightful book challenges conventional thinking about 'ethical consumption.' Approaching the subject as a distinctive form of political mobilisation, Globalizing Responsibility shows how our everyday consumption practices are related to wider narratives of social justice and collective responsibility."
—Peter Jackson, University of Sheffield

"By viewing ethical consumption patterns as a political phenomenon, the authors deliver a far deeper understanding of this growing movement than a whole raft of marketing and business literature which has gone before."
—Rob Harrison, Ethical Consumer Magazine

Meet the Author

Clive Barnett is Reader in Human Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University.

Paul Cloke is Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Exeter.

Nick Clarke is Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Southampton.

Alice Malpass is Research Associate, Primary Health Care, University of Bristol.

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