The World of Goods

Towards an Anthropology of Consumption

Author: Mary Douglas,Baron Isherwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415130479


Page: 228

View: 3665

The World of Goods

Towards an Anthropology of Consumption

Author: Mary Douglas,Baron Isherwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415130479


Page: 228

View: 6043

Dem Wachstum verfallen?!

Wie das kapitalistische Wachstumsparadigma zum »goldenen Kalb« westlicher Gegenwartsgesellschaften wurde

Author: Matthias Hellmich,Hendrik Weinekötter

Publisher: disserta Verlag

ISBN: 395425428X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 8401

Wer seinen Wohlstand vermehren mochte, der sollte sich an den Bienen ein Beispiel nehmen. Sie sammeln den Honig, ohne die Blumen zu zerstoren. Sie sind sogar nutzlich fur die Blumen. Sammle deinen Reichtum, ohne seine Quellen zu zerstoren, dann wird er bestandig zunehmen.' - Siddhartha Gautama Die Ursprunge der grossen Probleme unserer Zeit sind uns schon lange bekannt. Dass der Lebenswandel der Menschen in der westlichen Welt haufig auf Kosten der ubrigen Weltbevolkerung geht, ist den meisten Menschen bewusst oder zumindest sehen sie vage Zusammenhange. Trotzdem scheint sich kaum etwas im Verhalten der Menschen zu andern. Die oben zitierte Textzeile scheint einen sehr simplen Ausweg aus diesem Dilemma zu bieten. Das Streben nach mehr' und die Parole viel hilft viel' scheint in den Kopfen der Menschen verankert zu sein. Wie ist es aber zu dieser Verinnerlichung gekommen? Die Beantwortung dieser Frage stellt einen Meilenstein auf dem Weg zur gesellschaftlichen Veranderung dar. Ausgehend von Berichten wie dem des Club of Rome ( Limits to Growth') bzw. neueren wachstumskritischen Veroffentlichungen von Tim Jackson ( Wohlstand ohne Wachstum') und Meinhard Miegel ( Exit: Wohlstand ohne Wachstum'), soll die Thematik dieses Buches um eben dieses scheinbar allgegenwartig anzutreffende Wachstumsparadigma' entwickelt werden

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture

Author: Dale Southerton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0872896013

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1596

View: 8118

The three-volume Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture covers consuming societies around the world, from the Age of Enlightenment to the present, and shows how consumption has become intrinsic to the world's social, economic, political, and cultural landscapes. Offering an invaluable interdisciplinary approach, this reference work is a useful resource for researchers in sociology, political science, consumer science, global studies, comparative studies, business and management, human geography, economics, history, anthropology, and psychology. The first encyclopedia to outline the parameters of consumer culture, the Encyclopedia provides a critical, scholarly resource on consumption and consumerism over time. Key topics: Theories and concepts Socio-economic change Socio-demographic change Identity and social differentiation Media Style and taste Mass consumptions Ethical Consumption Civil society Environment Domestic consumption Leisure Technology Work Production Markets Institutions Welfare Urban life

Handbook of Research on Consumerism in Business and Marketing: Concepts and Practices

Concepts and Practices

Author: Kaufmann, Hans-Ruediger

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 668

View: 1837

The modern era of business has prompted an increased focus on the consumer and the responsibility of corporations to consider their ethical and social obligations to their customers. The rise of the consumerist movement has encouraged further research and development on the topic of consumerism, enabling business to succeed in a consumer-driven market. Handbook of Research on Consumerism in Business and Marketing: Concepts and Practices features research on diverse topics on consumerism in the global marketplace, focusing on the ways in which businesses can improve their relationships with customers as well as analyze and influence purchasing behavior. As a comprehensive reference source on topics pertaining to consumer management, identity, and behavior, this publication is intended for use by marketing professionals, business managers, students, and academicians.

Collecting in a Consumer Society

Author: Russell W. Belk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134575998

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 312

This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions. Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture. Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient civilizations to the present. It also looks at aspects of consumer culture - advertizing, department stores, mass merchandizing, consumer desires, and how this relates to the activity of collecting. Collecting in a Consumer Society is the first book to focus on collecting as material consumption. This is a provocative and engaging book, essential reading for anyone involved with the process of collecting.

As Long as It's Pink

The Sexual Politics of Taste

Author: Penny Sparke

Publisher: Pandora Press


Category: Art

Page: 275

View: 8736

Why do car manufacturers use paisley interiors to sell their products to women, and does it work? Is women's taste really different to men's? Who says so? And does it matter? In this highly original book Penny Sparke uses familiar objects of our everyday environments - furniture, cars and domestic appliances and interiors - to look at how taste has become a gendered issue in our culture. Ever since the industrial revolution, the cluttered interior has been associated with femininity while the minimal forms of modernist architecture have acted as markers of a masculine aesthetic. As Long as It's Pink argues that 'taste' has been a quality assigned to women while 'design' is a man-made construction which has taken aesthetic authority away from women. This in turn has succeeded in trivializing and marginalizing women's material culture. Ranging across histories of domesticity, feminine consumption and home-making, as well as modern design and broader cultural theories, Penny Sparke offers a completely new version of the history of our modern material culture.

Handbook of Sustainable Development

Author: Giles Atkinson,Simon Dietz,Eric Neumayer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 489

View: 1308

'As a whole, it thoughtfully reflects upon and elucidates the fundamental ideas and contributions that have taken root in the 20 years since publication of the Brundtland Report. Contributors offer a comprehensive survey of the field as it stands today, starting from basic principles, through inter- and intragenerational equity, to questions of growth and development, concluding with international perspectives. . . Atkinson, Dietz, and Neumayer have produced a volume that defines clearly the important thinking on sustainability as it stands today. Highly recommended.' - J. Booker, Choice

Hunter-gatherers today

an Aboriginal economy in north Australia

Author: Jon C. Altman

Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island


Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 5359

Perspectives on radical changes to sustainable consumption and production

Author: Arnold Tukker

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing

ISBN: 9781906093037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

View: 5975

The SCORE! experts are working with actors in industry, consumer groups and eco-labelling organisations in the key consumption areas of mobility, food and agriculture, and energy use and housing - responsible for 70 per cent of the life-cycle environmental impacts of Western societies with the aim of stimulating, fostering or forcing change to SCP theory in practice. "System Innovation for Sustainability 2" will follow in 2008 and comprise of a comprehensive set of case studies in these critical consumption areas. Each chapter of this book examines problems and suggests solutions from a business, design, consumer and system innovation perspective. It primarily examines the differing solutions necessary in the consumer economies of the West, but also comments on the differing needs in rapidly emerging economies such as China, as well as base-of-the-pyramid economies.The "System Innovation for Sustainability" series is the fruit of the only major international research network on SCP and will set the standard in this field for some years to come. It will be required reading for all involved in the policy debate on sustainable production and consumption from government, business, academia and NGOs for designers, scientists, businesses and system innovators.

Nach uns die Zukunft

der globale Konflikt um Gerechtigkeit und Ökologie

Author: Wolfgang Sachs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783860992340

Category: Environmental degradation

Page: 215

View: 9143

Culture and Consumption

New Approaches to the Symbolic Character of Consumer Goods and Activities

Author: Grant David McCracken

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 5023

Arguing With Anthropology

An Introduction to Critical Theories of the Gift

Author: Karen Sykes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134523491

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 6333

Arguing with Anthropology is a fresh and wholly original guide to key elements in anthropology, which teaches the ability to think, write and argue critically. Using the classic 'question of the gift' as a master-issue for discussion, and drawing on a rich variety of Pacific and global ethnography, it provides a unique course in methods, aims, knowledge, and understanding. The book's highly original hypothetical approach takes gift-theory - the science of obligation and reciprocity - as the paradigm for a virtual enquiry which explores how the anthropological discipline has evolved historically, how it is applied in practice and how it can be argued with critically. By asking students to participate in projected situations and dilemmas, and in arguments about the form and nature of enquiry, it offers working practice of dealing with the obstacles and choices involved in anthropological study. * From an expert teacher whose methods are tried and tested * Comprehensive and fun course ideal for intermediate-level students * Clearly defines the functions of anthropology, and its key theories and arguments * Effectively teaches core study skills for exam success and progressive learning.