Cindy Isenhour, Mari Martiskainen, Lucie Middlemiss
March 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138056206 - CAT# Y331239
Series: Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption
With growing awareness of environmental deterioration, atmospheric pollution and resource depletion, the last several decades have brought increased attention and scrutiny to global consumption levels. However, there are significant and well documented limitations associated with current efforts to encourage more sustainable consumption patterns, ranging from informational and time constraints to the highly individualizing effect of market-based participation.
This volume, featuring essays solicited from experts engaged in sustainable consumption research from around the world, presents empirical and theoretical illustrations of the various means through which politics and power influence (un)sustainable consumption practices, policies and perspectives. With chapters on compelling topics including collective action, behaviour-change and the transition movement, the authors discuss why current efforts have largely failed to meet environmental targets and explore promising directions for research, policy and practice.
Featuring contributions that will help the reader open up politics and power in ways that are accessible and productive and bridge the gaps with current approaches to sustainable consumption, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable consumption and the politics of sustainability.
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Power, Politics and Unsustainable Consumption
Lucie Middlemiss, Cindy Isenhour, Mari Martiskainen
Section I: On Political Economy and Sustainable Consumption
Doris Fuchs, Sylvia Lorek, Antonietta Di Giulio, Rico Defila
Section II: On Governmentality and the Notion of the Subject in Sustainable Consumption
Lucie Middlemiss, David Wingate and Anna Wesselink
Section III: On the Politics of Identity and Difference in Sustainable Consumption
Jacob Hammond & Emily Huddart Kennedy
Manisha Anantharaman, Emily Huddart Kennedy, Lucie Middlemiss and Sarah Bradbury