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Consumption and Public Life

Household Recycling and Consumption Work

Social and Moral Economies

Authors: Wheeler, Kathryn, Glucksmann, Miriam

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Consumers are not usually incorporated into the sociological concept of 'division of labour', but using the case of household recycling, this book shows why this foundational concept needs to be revised.

About the authors

Kathryn Wheeler is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. Her research focuses on ethical consumption and moral economies. She is the author of Fair Trade and the Citizen-Consumer: Shopping for Justice? (2012), which analyses the organisations, institutions and grassroots networks that promote and support fair-trade in the UK, USA and Sweden.


Miriam Glucksmann is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK and Visiting Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, UK. She has longstanding interests in work, employment and gender, especially restructuring, and connections between, different forms of labour. Her books include Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought (1974, 2014), Women on the Line (1982, 2009), Women Assemble (1990), Cottons and Casuals (2000), and the jointly edited A New Sociology of Work? (2005). She completed a programme of research on 'Transformations of Work' as an ESRC Professorial Fellow in 2007, and was funded by the European Research Council (2010-2014) to research 'Consumption Work and Societal Divisions of Labour'.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Household Recycling and Consumption Work
Book Subtitle
Social and Moral Economies
Authors
Series Title
Consumption and Public Life
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44044-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137440440
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44043-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56288-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 235
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