The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently

Hardcover | November 14, 2008

EditorF. Trentmann, M. Ryle, L. Thomas

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This volume casts a critical eye on representations and practices of consumption in the Western world. It offers a unique contemporary perspective on the themes of counter-consumerism, ecological crisis and sustainability that are rising fast on the political and cultural agenda.

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This volume casts a critical eye on representations and practices of consumption in the Western world. It offers a unique contemporary perspective on the themes of counter-consumerism, ecological crisis and sustainability that are rising fast on the political and cultural agenda.

KATE SOPER is Professor of Philosophy at London Metropolitan University, UK. She is well known for her work on the philosophy of nature and as a theorist of need and consumption, and has recently been a lead researcher in the ESRC/AHRC Cultures of Consumption Programme. She is co-editor (with Frank Trentmann) of Citizenship and Consum...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:November 14, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537286

ISBN - 13:9780230537286

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Table of Contents

Introduction Kate Soper
PART I: Texts and representations
Representing Consumers--R. Sassatelli
The Past, the Future and the Golden Age--M. Ryle
Ecochic: Contemporary Lifestyle Magazines--L. Thomas
Mediated Culture and Exemptionalism--S. Blanchard
PART II: Value, hedonism, critique
The BohemianHabitus--S. Binkley
Sustainable Hedonism--M. de Geus
Green Pleasures-- R. Kerridge
PART III: Everyday consumption
Happiness and the Consumption of Mobility--J. Solomon
Gendering Anti-Consumerism--J. Littler
Growing Sustainable Consumption Communities--G.Seyfang
PART IV: Conclusion
Conclusion--M. Ryle, K. Soper and L. Thomas