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    Addressing Sustainability and Consumption


    Schaefer, Anja (2005) Addressing Sustainability and Consumption. Journal of Macromarketing, 25 (1). pp. 76-92. ISSN 0276-1467

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    Abstract

    This article examines issues of sustainability in relation to consumption. The authors first discuss the notion of sustainable consumption and the link between individual consumer behavior and the macroconcerns of understanding and influencing aggregate consumption levels. The authors then reflect on the differing perspectives on whether consumption patterns are in need of adjustment. In the main part of the article, the authors then explore the issue of sustainable consumption through the lens of two broadly differing conceptualizations of consumption itself, discussing four main questions for each of these conceptualizations: (1) How is this view of consumption linked to prevalent current understandings of sustainable consumption? (2) How would sustainability be achieved following this perspective on consumption? (3) To whom would this view of sustainable consumption appeal or not appeal? and (4) What would the roles and responsibilities of different social actors be in achieving sustainability following this view of consumption?

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: unsustainability; consumption; marketing; roles and responsibilities;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 9255
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0276146705274987
    Depositing User: Anja Schaefer
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 16:35
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Macromarketing
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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