Ethical consumption : social value and economic practice

TitleEthical consumption : social value and economic practice
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCarrier, JG, Luetchford, P
Paginationviii, 238 p.
PublisherBerghahn Books
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0857453432 (ebook)
Accession Number7040156
Call NumberACES 174.4 Et3718
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics
AbstractIncreasingly, consumers in North America and Europe see their purchasing as a way to express to the commercial world their concerns about trade justice, the environment, and similar issues. This ethical consumption has attracted growing attention in the press and among academics. Extending beyond the growing body of scholarly work on the topic in several ways, this volume focuses primarily on consumers rather than producers and commodity chains. It presents cases from a variety of European countries and is concerned with a wide range of objects and types of ethical consumption, not simply the usual tropical foodstuffs, trade justice, and the system of fair trade. Contributors situate ethical consumption within different contexts, from common Western assumptions about economy and society, to the operation of ethical-consumption commerce, to the ways that people's ethical consumption can affect and be affected by their social situation. By locating consumers and their practices in the social and economic contexts in which they exist and that their ethical consumption affects, this volume presents a compelling interrogation of the rhetoric and assumptions of ethical consumption.
Notes20110392957114036edited by James G. Carrier and Peter G. Luetchford.24 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.Good chocolate? An examination of ethical consumption in cocoa / Amanda Berlan -- Consuming producers : fair trade and small farmers / Peter G. Luetchford -- 'Trade, not aid' : imagining ethical economy / Lill Vramo -- 'Today, one can farm organic without living organic' : Belgian farmers and recent changes in organic farming / Audrey Vankeerberghen -- Narratives of concern : beyond the 'official' discourse of ethical consumption in Hungary / Tam
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