Confronting Consumption

ISBN-10: 0262661284

ISBN-13: 9780262661287

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, Ken Conca

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This volume places consumption at the center of debate by conceptualizing the 'consumption problem' and documenting diverse efforts to confront it. Together, the chapters propose 'cautious consuming' and 'better producing' as an activist and policy response to environmental problems.
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 6/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Confronting Consumption
The Consumption Angle
Consumption and Its Externalities: Where Economy Meets Ecology
Individualization: Plant a Tree, Buy a Bike, Save the World?
Commoditization: Consumption Efficiency and an Economy of Care and Connection
Chains of Consumption
Distancing: Consumption and the Severing of Feedback
Consumption and Environment in a Global Economy
The Distancing of Waste: Overconsumption in a Global Economy
Environmentally Damaging Consumption: The Impact of American Markets on Tropical Ecosystems in the Twentieth Century
On the Ground
In Search of Consumptive Resistance: The Voluntary Simplicity Movement
Jamming Culture: Adbusters' Hip Media Campaign against Consumerism
Think Globally, Transact Locally: The Local Currency Movement and Green Political Economy
Caveat Certificatum: The Case of Forest Certification
Citizens or Consumers: The Home Power Movement as a New Practice of Technology
Conclusion: To Confront Consumption
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