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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99
As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99
This is a book of our time. We have spent the last decades collecting the cars, the house, the image, and now we are reaching for whats next. We numb our worlds with wall to wall TV and an endless busyness that exhausts and shadows who we really are. When we stop, we long to maintain the stillness and enjoyment that we find. We are asleep. The world... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95
Increasingly, consumers in North America and Europe see their purchasing as a way to express to the commercial world their concerns about trade justice, the environment and similar issues. This ethical consumption has attracted growing attention in the press and among academics. Extending beyond the growing body of scholarly work on the topic in several... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This book explores the politics borne of consumption through the case of coffee activism and ethical consumption. It analyses the agencies, structures, repertoires and technologies of promotion and participation in the politics of fair trade consumption through an exploration of the relationship between activism and consumption. more...
- UPA 2013; US$ 62.99
This book is a comprehensive analysis of the barriers and opportunities confronting minority communities? ability to access healthy, fresh foods. Mata uses three minority districts in Oakland?Chinatown, Fruitvale, and West Oakland?to examine the patterns of marginalization in relation to the sustainable food system of the California Bay Area. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured around four key themes in sustainable consumption research: Living, Moving, Dwelling and Futures. The collection successfully balances theoretical... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00
This paper explains in detail the construction of series for productivity in the traded and nontraded sectors for a panel of 56 countries spanning 1989-2012. The level of productivity in each sector is defined as real value added per worker in constant 2005 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) U.S. dollars. To construct these series, we collect industry-level... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.95
This book analyzes the main post-war features of consumption. It traces the historical development of consumption and discusses the major contributions made by sociologists in discussing the subject. Robert Bocock is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
The Active Consumer discusses how consumers seem to delight in trying new solutions and exploring new combinatory possibilities. This book provides an economic-theoretical understanding of this phenomenon and the many ways in which innovation can structure consumer choice. The authors show from different points of view how central novelty can be... more...