Shadows of Consumption Consequences for the Global Environment

ISBN-10: 0262514923
ISBN-13: 9780262514927
Edition: 2010
Authors: Peter Dauvergne
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254

Peter Dauvergne is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Liu Institute for GlobalIssues at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of the award-winning TheShadows of Consumption: Consequences for the Global Environment (MIT Press) and otherbooks.

Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Ecological Shadows of Rising Consumption
An Unbalanced Global Political Economy
Dying of Consumption
Automobiles
Accidental Dependency? The Road to an Auto World
A Better Ride: Selling Safe and Clean
The Road Tolls
The Globalization of Accidents and Emissions
Leaded Gasoline
Leaded Science: Pumping Out Profits and Risks
Lead Must Go
Taking the Lead Out of Africa
The Globalization of Risk
Refrigerators
Refrigerating the Ozone Layer
Phasing Out CFC Refrigerators
Selling the �Superior� Refrigerator
The Globalization of Plugging In
Beef
The Efficient Steer: Fast, Fat, and Cheap
The Ecology of Big Beef
Sustainable Beef? Chasing a Stampede of �Regular� Steers
The Globalization of More Meat
The Harp Seal Hunt
To the Red Ice: Heroes and Overharvesting
The Brutes! Killing Markets with Activism
Hunting Beaters for Globalizing Markets
The Globalization of Slippery Markets
Conclusion: Transforming Global Consumption
The Illusions of Environmentalism
A Brighter World Order of Balanced Consumption
Notes
References
Index

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