Green Consumerism

Green Consumerism

An A-to-Z Guide

  • Juliana Mansvelt - Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Massey University, New Zealand

© 2010 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Via 150 signed entries, Green Consumerism: An A-to-Z Guide offers a wide-ranging examination of green consumerism, one reflecting the diversity of views and debates surrounding the concept. The multiplicity of topics and disciplinary perspectives provides a useful survey of the nature of green consumerism, the forms it takes, the issues impacting it, and the practices it involves. Contributing authors also provide insights into the social and spacial constitution of green consumerism, its multifaceted and sometimes contested contours, and the ways it is embedded and shaped in relation to wider cultural, economic, political and environmental processes. Readers will derive a sense not only of what green consumerism has become, but more critically, how it might evolve, addressing both limitations and possibilities for real and meaningful change. 

Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research. 

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Key features
  • Volume 6 in the SAGE Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future, this work may be purchased in either print or electronic format, on its own or with other volumes at a series discount. (The print version is scheduled to publish in June 2011.)
  • Along with the signed articles, pedagogical elelments include a Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and Appendix.
  • A Reader's Guide and a thorough Index are tied to the flexible search and browse features of the SAGE e-Reference platform.
  • Signed entries conclude with linked Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Reading.
  • A well-known Series Editor, Paul Robbins (University of Arizona; editor of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Environment & Society) teams with Volume Editor, Juliana Mansvelt (Massey University, New Zealand) and a team of Contributing Authors from universities and institutions worldwide to provide authoritative content your readers can trust.

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ISBN: 9781412996853

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