Energy, Climate and the Environment

The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption

Seeds of Change

Authors: Seyfang, G.

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This book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, exploring how grassroots community action can spread ideas in society. It presents a 'New Economics' approach based on alternative measures of wealth and value, examining how these are put into practice through local organic food systems, low-impact eco-housing, and complementary currencies.

About the authors

GILL SEYFANG is an Environmental Social Scientist at the University of East Anglia, UK, working on sustainable consumption. She currently holds a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship and is developing a research programme in Low-Carbon Lifestyles. She is co-editor of 'Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights'.

Reviews

'Dr Seyfang's groundbreaking book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, presenting a holistic new economics approach.' - Irish News

'Provides a much needed means for thinking simultaneously about the social, technical and political dynamics of shifting systems of provision and practice, and one which offers significant lessons for future research and policy in this field.' - Environmental Politics

'The New Economics offers a radically different approach to sustainable consumption.' - In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies

'A valuable contribution the arguments and conclusions of the book form a congruent and comprehensive picture of what is needed to reverse the consequence of bigness, commodification and globalization.' - Journal of Industrial Ecology

'This book is much needed.' - Canadian Journal of Sociology

'Highly recommended.' - E-Journal of Solidarity, Sustainability and Nonviolence

'One of the key texts on sustainable consumption.' - Lucie Middlemiss,University of Leeds, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Consuming Issue

    Pages 1-26

    Seyfang, Gill

  • Sustainable Consumption: A Mainstream Agenda

    Pages 27-44

    Seyfang, Gill

  • Sustainable Consumption and the New Economics

    Pages 45-62

    Seyfang, Gill

  • Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Consumption

    Pages 63-82

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  • Sustainable Food: Growing Carrots and Community

    Pages 83-111

    Seyfang, Gill

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption
Book Subtitle
Seeds of Change
Authors
Series Title
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23450-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230234505
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52533-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-32175-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35751-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 218
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