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Citizen-Consumers and Evolution: Reducing Environmental Harm through Our Social Motivation

Klintman, Mikael LU (2012) In Palgrave Pivot Series
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[Based on the publisher's comments:]

This book reflects upon and critiques the potential of citizen-consumer's to alter their natural consuming habits and to 'shop ethically, 'care for the environment' and 'think glocally' so as to reduce environmental harm. Developing a substantial challenge to the existing accepted theories, this book sets out a groundbreaking approach to understanding citizen-consumer behavior, by forging a productive alliance between environmental sociology and evolutionary theory, arguing that is is social motivation rather than rational choice in a traditional sense that is the driving force behind human agency. Recognizing the importance of social motivation is essential as a basis for the advancement of... (More)
[Based on the publisher's comments:]

This book reflects upon and critiques the potential of citizen-consumer's to alter their natural consuming habits and to 'shop ethically, 'care for the environment' and 'think glocally' so as to reduce environmental harm. Developing a substantial challenge to the existing accepted theories, this book sets out a groundbreaking approach to understanding citizen-consumer behavior, by forging a productive alliance between environmental sociology and evolutionary theory, arguing that is is social motivation rather than rational choice in a traditional sense that is the driving force behind human agency. Recognizing the importance of social motivation is essential as a basis for the advancement of sustainable development and adaptation of the norms and practices of citizen-consumers, markets, and politics. (Less)
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environmental sociology, environmental problems, environment, consumers, citizens, citizen-consumers, evolutionary theory, sociology, evolution, sociology of consumption, green consumption, sociologi
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Palgrave Pivot Series
pages
160 pages
publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
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  • scopus:85016603117
ISBN
9781137276797
project
LETS 2050
Sustainable Store
language
English
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yes
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  year         = {2012},
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