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The impossibility of an ethical consumer

Karlsson, Jerker LU (2013) In The ethics of consumption p.183-188
Abstract
The thesis of this article is that the notion of an ethical food consumer is untenable unless it is coupled with a conception of food citizenship. The main arguments delivered against the notion of ethical food consumption are that consumption does not take the operations of moral psychology into account, nor afford means to tackle structural problems inherent in the relation between consumer and producer. The notion of an ethically aware food citizen is on the other hand capable of handling these problems head on. Hence, a realistic food ethics has to operate with an integrative view of consumption and citizenship.
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food citizen, moral psychology, social cognitive theory, virtues
in
The ethics of consumption
editor
Röcklingsberg, Helen and Sandin, Per
pages
183 - 188
publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
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  • Scopus:84960251929
ISBN
978-90-8686-231-3
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English
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yes
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2e866c2f-f9fb-4ab0-9c5a-4673992d1771 (old id 4024705)
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2013-09-16 11:51:50
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