One. Introduction: Politicizing Consumption in an Unequal World

  1. Clive Barnett,
  2. Paul Cloke,
  3. Nick Clarke and
  4. Alice Malpass

Published Online: 13 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390216.ch1

Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

How to Cite

Barnett, C., Cloke, P., Clarke, N. and Malpass, A. (2010) Introduction: Politicizing Consumption in an Unequal World, in Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390216.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. RGS-IBG Book Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145589

Online ISBN: 9781444390216

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Keywords:

  • politicizing consumption in an unequal world;
  • moralization of consumption;
  • consumers, challenged to change behaviour - and exercise of responsible choice;
  • emergence of ethical consumption - understood as a political phenomenon;
  • emergence and growth of contemporary ethical consumption - forms of political mobilization and representation, new modes of civic involvement and citizenly participation;
  • two dominant social science traditions of thought - and politics of consumption;
  • moralizing about consumption - simplifying a complex range of practices, processes and relations;
  • Young's commitment, to ideas - that primary subject of justice, the basic structure is extended and deepened;
  • Young's approach to political responsibility - not arising simply from being connected to events, people, places and processes;
  • relocating agency in ethical consumption

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Moralization of Consumption

  • Justice, Responsibility and the Politics of Consumption

  • Relocating Agency in Ethical Consumption

  • Problematizing Consumption