Globalizing responsibility: the political rationalities of ethical consumption


Barnett, Clive, Cloke, Paul, Clarke, Nick and Malpass, Alice (2010) Globalizing responsibility: the political rationalities of ethical consumption, Oxford, GB, Wiley, 248pp. (RGS-IBG Book Series).

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Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption presents an innovative reinterpretation of the forces that have shaped the remarkable growth of ethical consumption.

Develops a theoretically informed new approach to shape our understanding of the pragmatic nature of ethical action in consumption processes.

Provides empirical research on everyday consumers, social networks, and campaigns.

Fills a gap in research on the topic with its distinctive focus on fair trade consumption.

Locates ethical consumption within a range of social theoretical debates –on neoliberalism, governmentality, and globalisation.

Challenges the moralism of much of the analysis of ethical consumption, which sees it as a retreat from proper citizenly politics and an expression of individualised consumerism.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 1405145587 (hardback)
9781405145589 (hardback)
9781405145572 (paperback)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography
ePrint ID: 169121
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010 09:08
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:19
Publisher: Wiley
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/169121

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