Political Virtue and Shopping
Individuals, Consumerism and Collective Action
Edited by Michele Micheletti
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Political Virtue and Shopping by Michele Micheletti
Book DescriptionPolitical consumerism is turning the market into a site for politics and ethics. It is consumer choice of producers and products on the basis of attitudes and values of personal and family well-being as well as ethical or political assessment of business and government practice. In the face of economic globalization and a regulatory vacuum, consumers increasingly take responsibility in their own hands, making the market an important venue for political action through their decisions of what to purchase. This book opens the readers' eyes to a new way of viewing everyday consumer choices and the role of the market in our lives, illuminating the broader theoretical and historical context of concerns about sweatshops, responsible coffee, and ethical and free trade. Contemporary forms of political consumerism - boycotts, labelling schemes, stewardship certification, socially responsible investing, etc. - are described and evaluated. Individual actions are shown to be important in the complexity of globalization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403961334
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michele Micheletti
Political Consumerism, Paperback (October 2015)
Political Consumerism captures the creative ways in which consumers and citizens turn to the market as their arena for politics.
Political Virtue and Shopping, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Michele Micheletti
Political consumerism is turning the market into a site for politics and ethics. This book opens the readers' eyes to a new way of viewing everyday consumer choices and the role of the market in our lives, illuminating the broader theoretical and historical context of concerns about sweatshops, responsible coffee, and ethical and free trade.
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Author Biography - Michele Micheletti
MICHELE MICHELETTI is Associate Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden.
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