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[ecrea] New book on ethical consumption

Wed Jul 13 21:03:56 GMT 2011

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We are pleased to announce the publication of 'Ethical Consumption: A
Critical Introduction' a volume of critical essays on ethical
consumerism by
leading international scholars examining case studies from across the
This book from Routledge makes a major contribution to the still fledgling
field of ethical consumption studies and is a must-read for anyone
interested in the relationship between consumer culture and contemporary
social life.

Click on the link below to purchase your copy.
Avail of a 20% discount on the book till 2 October by putting in the
code discount
code ECO11 at the checkout.
If you a qualified lecturer in the field, you may also request for a
complimentary exam copy.


*Book Description:*

A not-so-quiet revolution seems to be occurring in wealthy capitalist
societies - supermarkets selling ‘guilt free’ Fairtrade products;
TV gurus exhorting us to eat less, buy local and go green; neighbourhood
action groups bent on ‘swopping not shopping’. And this is happening not
the margins of society but at its heart, in the shopping centres and homes
of ordinary people. Today we are seeing a mainstreaming of ethical
around consumption that reflects an increasing anxiety with - and
accompanying sense of responsibility for - the risks and excesses of
contemporary lifestyles in the ‘global north’.

This collection of essays provides a range of critical tools for
understanding the turn towards responsible or conscience consumption and,
the process, interrogates the notion that we can shop our way to a more
ethical, sustainable future. Written by leading international scholars
a variety of disciplinary backgrounds - and drawing upon examples from
across the globe - *Ethical Consumption* makes a major contribution to the
still fledgling field of ethical consumption studies.

*About the Editors:*

 *Tania Lewis* is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media and
Communications at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is the author of *Smart
Living: Lifestyle Media and Popular Expertise*(Peter Lang, 2008) and
of *TV Transformations: Revealing the Makeover Show*(Routledge, 2008). She
is currently conducting research on sustainable lifestyles and green
citizenship, and is a chief investigator on an Australian Research
Council-funded project (2010-2013) examining the role of lifestyle advice
television in shaping social identity and consumer-citizenship in Asia.

*Emily Potter* is a Research Fellow in the School of Communication and
Creative Arts, Deakin University. She is co-editor of *Fresh Water: New
perspectives on water in Australia* (Melbourne University Press, 2007),
has published widely on questions of culture and the environment.

*Table of contents:*

Preface *
    Mike Featherstone** *

*Part 1: Introduction*

1. Introducing Ethical Consumption
*Tania Lewis and Emily Potter** *

*Part 2: Politics*

2. What's Wrong with Ethical Consumption?
            *Jo Littler** *

3. The Simple and the Good: Ethical Consumption as Anti-Consumerism
                       *Kim Humphery** *

4. Fair Trade in Cyberspace: The Commodification of Poverty and the
*Tim Scrase** *

Marketing of Crafts on the Internet

5. Neo-liberalism, the 'Obesity Epidemic' and the Challenge to Theory
*Michael Gard** *

*Part 3: Commodities and Materiality*

6. Placing Alternative Consumption: Commodity Fetishism
Coles and Philip Crang*

in Borough Fine Foods Market, London **

7. Feeding the World: Towards a Messy Ethics of Eating
                                               *Elspeth Probyn** *

8. Drinking to Live: The Work of Ethically-Branded Bottled Water
                                    *Emily Potter** *

9. Ethical Consumption, Sustainable Production, and Wine
                       *Paul Starr*

10. Eco-ethical Electronic Consumption in

the 'Smart-design' Economy
           *Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller** *

11. The Ethics of Second Hand Consumption
*Adrian Franklin** *

12. Is Green the New Black?

Exploring Ethical Fashion Consumption
          *Chris Gibson and Elyse Stanes** *

*Part 4: Practices, Sites and Representatives*

13. Slow Living and the Temporalities of Sustainable Consumption
Parkins and Geoff Craig*

14. Ethical Consumption Begins at Home:

Green Renovations, Eco-Homes and Sustainable Home Improvement
     *Fiona Allon** *

15. Cultivating Citizen-subjects Through Collective Praxis:

Organized Gardening Projects in Australia and Philippines
      *Kersty Hobson and Ann Hill** *

16. Lifestyle Television: Gardening and the Good Life
            *Frances Bonner** *

17. 'Caring at a Distance': The Ambiguity and Negotiations

of Ethical Investment
              *Cathy Greenfield and Peter Williams** *

18. The Moral Terrains of Ecotourism and

the Ethics of Consumption
    *Robert Mechior Figuera and Gordon Waitt    *

With regards,
Wokar T. Rigumi
Research Assistant
Dr. Tania Lewis
Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow
School of Media&  Communication
RMIT University
Building 36.3.3 City Campus
GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001

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