Political Virtue And Shopping

Political Virtue And Shopping

by Michele Micheletti
     
 

"This is a theoretically-sophisticated and empirically-rich examination of the increasingly important phenomenon of political consumerism. . . Scholars, politicians, and activists who seek to make sense of the meaning of political consumerism now have an excellent resource. Political Virtue and Shopping will take a prominent place on the bookshelf of

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"This is a theoretically-sophisticated and empirically-rich examination of the increasingly important phenomenon of political consumerism. . . Scholars, politicians, and activists who seek to make sense of the meaning of political consumerism now have an excellent resource. Political Virtue and Shopping will take a prominent place on the bookshelf of 'required readings' in the area of consumer politics."—Lawrence Glickman, University of South Carolina

"This book presents the first comprehensive account of the use of purchasing decisions to advance political and social objectives. Micheletti explores both the fascinating history of political consumerism in the United States and Sweden as well as its increasing use as a vehicle to promote national and global corporate responsibility. Her analysis is both well-researched and theoretically sophisticated. Political Virtue and Shopping represents an important addition to the scholarly literature on citizen activism and the contemporary relationship between politics and markets."—David Vogel, author of Lobbying the Corporation; Citizen Challenges to Business Authority, professor, Haas School of Business, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403961334
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Why Political Consumerism
• History of Political Consumerism
• Contemporary Forms and Institutions
• Swedish Political Consumerism Today
• The Virtues of Shopping

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