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The Virtue of Consumption: Challenging Thrift in an Age of Transition

Lawrence B. Glickman

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter builds the case for the growth of “moral consumption”. It argues that thrift was not only a moral virtue; it was understood as one of the central building blocks of civilization, a ... More


A Consumer Revolution?: Marketplace Activism since the Founding

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter describes seven distinct peaks of consumer activism in the U.S. that coincide with key moments of political action: The American Revolution, the Free Produce Movement, the era of Chinese ... More


Publicizing the Private Sector

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter introduces the reader to consumer activism and explains why this political behavior has become so popular in recent decades. It also introduces measures of democracy that are used ... More


“We are the 99%”: Contemporary Consumer Activism

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the contemporary era of consumer activism in the U.S. that started in the mid-2000s with the advent of social media. Contemporary consumer activism is distinct in its ease of ... More


Who Rules?: Corporate Power and Models of Democracy

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter applies participatory, deliberative, and economic models of democracy to consumer activism to determine whether it is an effective check on overbearing corporate power. This chapter ... More


Engagement in Public Life

Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Molly Andolina, Krista Jenkins, and Michael X. Delli Carpini

in A New Engagement?: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183177
eISBN:
9780199850822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183177.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter illustrates the complete array of current citizen engagement by presenting a lay-of-the-land exposition of what people do across a wide variety of behavioral and cognitive indicators. It ... More


Throwing Stones at Goliath

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This closing chapter summarizes the major findings of the book. The U.S. is currently experiencing a democratic deficit due to overbearing corporate influence in politics, but the advent of social ... More


Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Caroline Heldman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book is the first to analyze the democratic effects of consumer activism, defined as boycotting, socially responsible investing, social media campaigns, and direct consumer actions. America has ... More


“600,000 Bosses Telling me what to Do”: Campaigns for the Environment and Animal Rights

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines all of the national consumer activism campaigns for environmental protection and animal rights from 2004 – 2014. These 13 campaigns involved fossil fuels, pollution, ... More


“We are not a Mascot”: Campaigns for Social and Economic Justice

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines all of the national consumer activism campaigns for racial/economic rights for people of color from 2004 – 2014. These 15 campaigns involved racial discrimination, damaging ... More


“Yes to Jesus Christ, No to <i>JC</i>”: Campaigns for Conservative Causes

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines 20 national conservative campaigns that used consumer activism from 2004 – 2014. These campaigns involved gun rights, abortion, opposition to LGBT rights, and a host of other ... More


“Stop Serving Gay Chickens”: Campaigns for Gender Justice and Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Rights

Caroline Heldman

in Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709203
eISBN:
9781501709470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709203.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines all of the national consumer activism campaigns for gender justice and LGBT rights from 2004 – 2014. These 13 campaigns used consumer activism to push back against sexism and ... More


Italian Americans, the New Deal State, and the Making of Citizen Consumers

Stefano Luconi

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

Italian immigrants are conspicuously absent from all major historical accounts of working-class consumer activism. The chapter argues that this impression is to a certain extent a consequence of the ... More


The American Way of Life: Folklores of Capitalism, 1935–1939

Charles F. McGovern

in Sold American: Consumption and Citizenship, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830338
eISBN:
9781469606040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876640_mcgovern.12
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter demonstrates the corporate counteroffensive against the New Deal, labor, and consumer activism. Leaders of corporate enterprise employed new strategies to blunt growing sentiments for ... More


Epilogue

Inger L. Stole

in Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the impact of wartime events on advertising and consumer activism after World War II, and examines their reverse trajectories in the 1950s. With a few notable ... More


I Am a Man, Your Brother: Elizabeth Heyrick, Abstention, and Immediatism

Julie L. Holcomb

in Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801452086
eISBN:
9781501706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452086.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the role of Elizabeth Heyrick, a British Quaker convert, in reinvigorating interest in the boycott of slave labor in Britain during the 1820s. The revival of boycott activity in ... More


Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Geoffrey Heal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This ... More


Industrialization, Taste, and Their Discontents: The 1960s to the 1970s

Amy Bentley

in Inventing Baby Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277373
eISBN:
9780520959149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277373.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Commercial baby food was prepared with salt, sugar, and other additives, just as were all other kinds of industrially processed food. Thus, from a very young age, Americans were introduced to—and ... More


Threatening Behaviour? The Challenge Posed by Medical Negligence Claims

Linda Mulcahy

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the threat to the medical profession posed by medical negligence claims. It develops an important argument made by Dingwall that the threat of litigation is best understood in ... More


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