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Consumption Challenged

Food in Medialised Everyday Lives

«This is a pioneering contribution to an important, largely neglected topic in consumption studies: media campaigns and debates which increasingly rely on the agency of ordinary consumers to solve serious social problems. Halkier’s empirical cases of food consumption reflect major modern concerns about the health of the human body and soul and its relation to the external world. Jukka Gronow, Uppsala University, Sweden 'Consumption is not only everyday routine - it is also a challenge. Consumer choices involve moral dilemmas and contradictions between utility, comfort and responsibility towards others and the environment. Consumers engage in political acts, sometimes consciously but often taking no explicit stand. This is an erudite treatment of theoretical issues involved in understanding consumer behavior, and gives firm empirical evidence on its revealing conclusions.' Pekka Sulkunen, University of Helsinki, Finland 'The book is both empirically and theoretically important, encouraging us to think past more individualised and rationalistic notions of challenging consumption and to set these behaviours in a social context - highly relevant to a consideration of individual versus public responsibilities.' Food Ethics»

Takes a theoretical approach through the presentation of four empirical Danish case studies alongside data gathered from the wider European context. This title is suitable for sociologists of consumption, risk and the environment, and policy makers and researchers in the fields of geography, communication, media, governance and social psychology. Les mer

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Takes a theoretical approach through the presentation of four empirical Danish case studies alongside data gathered from the wider European context. This title is suitable for sociologists of consumption, risk and the environment, and policy makers and researchers in the fields of geography, communication, media, governance and social psychology.

Detaljer

Forlag
Routledge
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
222
ISBN
9780754674764
Utgivelsesår
2010
Format
23 x 16 cm

Om forfatteren

Bente Halkier is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Denmark

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«This is a pioneering contribution to an important, largely neglected topic in consumption studies: media campaigns and debates which increasingly rely on the agency of ordinary consumers to solve serious social problems. Halkier’s empirical cases of food consumption reflect major modern concerns about the health of the human body and soul and its relation to the external world. Jukka Gronow, Uppsala University, Sweden 'Consumption is not only everyday routine - it is also a challenge. Consumer choices involve moral dilemmas and contradictions between utility, comfort and responsibility towards others and the environment. Consumers engage in political acts, sometimes consciously but often taking no explicit stand. This is an erudite treatment of theoretical issues involved in understanding consumer behavior, and gives firm empirical evidence on its revealing conclusions.' Pekka Sulkunen, University of Helsinki, Finland 'The book is both empirically and theoretically important, encouraging us to think past more individualised and rationalistic notions of challenging consumption and to set these behaviours in a social context - highly relevant to a consideration of individual versus public responsibilities.' Food Ethics»

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