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Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption

Barnett, Clive; Cloke, Paul; Clarke, Nick and Malpass, Alice (2011). Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption. RGS-IBG Book Series. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Abstract

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: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4051-4558-7, 978-1-4051-4558-9
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetRES-143-25-0022ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Not SetNot SetAHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 26331
Depositing User: Clive Barnett
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2011 14:35
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 14:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26331
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