Four. Problematizing Consumption

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

Published Online: 13 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390216.ch4

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) Problematizing Consumption, in Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390216.ch4

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:

  • problematizing consumption;
  • consumer choice and citizenly acts;
  • problematization, how process works - circulating ‘moral dilemmas’ through public sphere;
  • problematizing consumption, attitudes and behaviour of consumers - taking for granted a relationship subjected to critical analysis;
  • academic analysis of consumer identities - mirroring policy discourses focusing on information;
  • analysis of ethical consumption in UK - repertoires and agents of participation in movement;
  • articulating consumption and the consumer - ‘choice’ and ‘responsibility’ around consumers;
  • theories of governmentality, throwing light - on contemporary consumption practices;
  • mobilizing the ethical consumer;
  • regular news coverage of ethical consumption - in British news media, for the past two decades

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Consumer Choice and Citizenly Acts

  • Articulating Consumption and the Consumer

  • Mobilizing the Ethical Consumer

  • Articulating the Ethical Consumer

  • Conclusion