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Gathering the Fragments: Critiquing the New Consumerism

Noel Thompson

in Social Opulence and Private Restraint: The Consumer in British Socialist Thought Since 1800

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199646012
eISBN:
9780191778490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646012.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the critique of consumption and consumer behaviour by late-twentieth and early-twenty-first-century socialist writers. It identifies the varied and diffuse nature of that ... More


The Value of Ethics: Monitoring Normative Compliance in Ethical Consumption Markets

Peter Gourevitch

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter focuses on certification in fair trade markets, with particular emphasis on the issue of monitoring normative compliance in ethical consumption markets. More specifically, it examines ... More


Teamsters, Turtles, and Tainted Toys

Andrew Ross

in Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at two particular strands of environmental and labor advocacy: the anti-consumerist and the anti-sweatshop movements. The record of attention to labor abuses within the history of ... More


Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Alex V. Barnard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores how 40% of America’s food supply is thrown out—uneaten—through the lens of one group of activists, “freegans,” in New York City dedicated to recovering, redistributing, and reusing ... More


Household Maintenance and the Environmental Politics of Tending

Brad Mapes-Martins

in The Greening of Everyday Life: Challenging Practices, Imagining Possibilities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198758662
eISBN:
9780191818585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758662.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter articulates how household maintenance, under specific conditions, is capable of transforming residents’ views, orienting them toward public, collective action to protect a common ... More


Diving In, Opting Out

Alex V. Barnard

in Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 follows the trajectories of individual freegans into the movement. It explores freegans’ gradual disillusionment with “ethical consumption,” their first exposure to waste, and the shocks to ... More


Individual Responsibility for Promoting Global Health: The Case for a New Kind of Socially Conscious Consumption

Nicole Hassoun

in Global Health Impact: Extending Access to Essential Medicines

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197514993
eISBN:
9780197515020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514993.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

If Global Health Impact labeling is successful, it will give companies a reason to produce drugs that will save millions of lives. One might wonder, however, whether consumers have any moral ... More


A Matter of Taste

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib

in A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799799
eISBN:
9781503601475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799799.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores modern domesticity as articulated by men and women in the pages of the press and on lecture podiums, arguing for a project that carved out an economic and cultural place for an ... More


Guilty Pleasures? Feminism and Everyday Life in the 1980s

Margaretta Jolly

in Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the UK Women's Liberation Movement, 1968-present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190658847
eISBN:
9780197525562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658847.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter interweaves individual life course analysis with the development of feminism, exploring the homes, food, clothes and leisure enjoyed by midlife activists. Exploring municipal feminism and ... More


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