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Exploring Sustainable Consumption - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080439204, 9780080506180

Exploring Sustainable Consumption

1st Edition

Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences

Authors: Joseph Murphy Maurie J. Cohen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080439204
eBook ISBN: 9780080506180
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 14th September 2001
Page Count: 262


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Table of Contents

Table of contents. List of figures. List of tables. List of contributors. Preface. Introduction. Consumption, environment and public policy (J. Murphy, M. Cohen). The Politics of Sustainable Consumption. The emerging international policy discourse on sustainable consumption (M. Cohen). Sustainable consumption and environmental policy in the European Union (J. Murphy). Values, Ethics and Sustainable Consumption. Liberal neutrality and consumption: the dispute over fur (M. Oksanen). Economics, ethics and green consumerism (J. Paavola). Place, Space and Networks: Geographies of Sustainable Consumption. Sustaining foods: organic consumption and the socio-ecological imaginary (D. Goodman, M. Goodman). Changing nature: the consumption of space and the construction of nature on the 'Mayan Riviera' (M. Redclift). Sustainable Consumption: Technology, Culture and People. Working for beans and refrigerators: learning about environmental policy from Mexican northern-border consumers (J. Heyman). Control and flow: rethinking the sociology, technology and politics of water consumption (H. Chappells et al.). Identity, Behaviour and Lifestyle: the Social Psychology of Sustainable Consumption. Environmental concern and anti-consumerism in the self-concept: do they share the same basis? (S. Zavestoski). Sustainable lifestyles: rethinking barriers and behaviour change (K. Hobson). Conclusion: Working Toward Sustainable Consumption. Sustainable consumption by design (K. Fletcher et al.). Sustainable consumption: environmental policy and the social sciences (J. Murphy, M. Cohen). Index.


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About the Authors

Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy

Affiliations and Expertise

The Open University

Maurie J. Cohen

Maurie J. Cohen

Affiliations and Expertise

New Jersey Institute of Technology