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Consumption. Demand

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  • Consumed: Rethinking Business in the Era of Mindful Spendingby Andrew Benett; Ann O'Reilly

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 30.99

    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...

  • Awakeningby Elizabeth Vallani

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Ethical Consumptionby James G. Carrier; Peter G. Luetchford

    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... more...

  • Buying into Fair Tradeby Keith R. Brown

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Stamped on products from coffee to handicrafts, the term “fair trade” has quickly become one of today’s most seductive consumer buzzwords. Purportedly created through fair labor practices, or in ways that are environmentally sustainable, fair-trade products give buyers peace of mind in knowing that, in theory, how they shop can help... more...

  • Coffee Activism and the Politics of Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Global Northby Eleftheria J. Lekakis

    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...

  • Der Konsum der Gesellschaftby Kai-Uwe Hellmann

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Konsum scheint heutzutage allgegenwartig zu sein. Nicht nur ist kaum vorstellbar, dass jemand uberhaupt nie konsumiert. Auch kann nahezu alles, was man tut, als Konsum beobachtet werden. Zudem wird Konsum immer haufiger gesellschaftsweite Verbreitung und Geltung bescheinigt. Dieser Befund mag den Eindruck erwecken, Konsum sei zu einer eigenstandigen... more...

  • Challenging Consumptionby Anna R. Davies; Frances Fahy; Henrike Rau

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Consumption as an Investmentby Cosimo Perrotta

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    Perrotta explores and charts the changing place of consumption as a source of investment in production and growth within economic writings from ancient history to the present. This ambitious project is carried out with great skill, vigour and originality and will help to bring consumption studies into the mainstream of economic thought. more...

  • Consumer Capitalismby Anastasios Korkotsides

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    An excellent addition to Routledge?s strong tradition of publishing exceptional books in heterodox economics, this innovative and groundbreaking volume draws on the work of Schumpeter, Marx and Sraffa, three of the most influential economists of all time. It bases value on a single, inwardly felt scarcity, the scarcity of life, which consumers scramble... more...

  • Explorations in Consumer Culture Theoryby John F. Sherry; Eileen Fischer

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The literature of marketplace behaviour, long dominated by economic and psychological discourse, has matured in the last decade to reveal the vast expanse of consumption activity not adequately addressed ? in either theoretical or empirical perspective - by the discipline's favoured approaches. The lived experience of consumption in cultural and historical... more...