Exploring Sustainable Consumption
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Exploring Sustainable Consumption

Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences

Joseph Murphy; Maurie J. Cohen

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Consumption and lifestyles in the world's richest countries are a significant cause of global environmental problems. Consumerism is increasingly recognized as a major drain on global resources and the search for sustainable consumption is emerging as a key policy issue. In this text, Joseph Murphy and Maurie Cohen have brought together an internationally recognized group of authors who critically examine this key area of policy debate. Through papers by Jouni Paavola, David Goodman, Michael Redclift, Elizabeth Shove and other authors, "Exploring Sustainable Consumption" addresses issues including food and water consumption, green consumerism, the consumption of space, the role of technology and the pursuit of sustainable lifestyles. It criticizes naive proposals that emphasize technological optimism and a limited understanding of consumption practices. The authors locate sustainable consumption within the history of debates about the environmental impact of modern societies and examine how governments and others are approaching this issue. Each contributor examines consumption-environment relationships from his or her own disciplinary perspective.This literature is then used to outline approaches to policy and action.
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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
Professional and Scholarly
Responsibility
edited by Maurie J. Cohen, Joseph Murphy.
Publisher / Imprint
Emerald / Pergamon Press
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom / Amsterdam
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9780080439204 / 0080439209
Published Date
September 2001
Pages
249
Page size
25
Biblio Notes
Originated from 4 seminars between 1998 and 2000.
Reference Code
BDZ0003005001