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Mass-consumption as an activator of sustainable consumerist potentials

Boström, Magnus and Klintman, Mikael LU (2018) 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference p.1-1
Abstract
This chapter focuses on the relation between mass-consumption and sustainable consumption.
Mass-consumption concerns the omnipresent role of consumption in contemporary societies
with its problems of excessive resource use in current practices of consumption. The late
modern context and forces of mass-consumption can both trigger and prevent sustainable
consumption as well as shape its outcome. Through a literature review, both the examples of
alternative consumption (e.g. buycotts) and various kinds of anti-consumption, which involve
politically motivated ambitions to cut down on consumption, are addressed. The chapter
addresses different ways in how mass-consumption activates sustainable... (More)
This chapter focuses on the relation between mass-consumption and sustainable consumption.
Mass-consumption concerns the omnipresent role of consumption in contemporary societies
with its problems of excessive resource use in current practices of consumption. The late
modern context and forces of mass-consumption can both trigger and prevent sustainable
consumption as well as shape its outcome. Through a literature review, both the examples of
alternative consumption (e.g. buycotts) and various kinds of anti-consumption, which involve
politically motivated ambitions to cut down on consumption, are addressed. The chapter
addresses different ways in how mass-consumption activates sustainable consumerist
potentials, including sentiments towards anti-consumption. It also shows how massconsumption
makes people unable to link consumption to political considerations, and enters
paths towards political anti-consumerism or realise their ambitions. Finally, the chapter
analyses possibilities and difficulties transforming niche sustainable consumerist initiatives to
the mainstream in a society dominated by mass consumption. (Less)
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Paper presented at IST-2018, the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Manchester 11-14 June 2018
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  abstract     = {This chapter focuses on the relation between mass-consumption and sustainable consumption.<br/>Mass-consumption concerns the omnipresent role of consumption in contemporary societies<br/>with its problems of excessive resource use in current practices of consumption. The late<br/>modern context and forces of mass-consumption can both trigger and prevent sustainable<br/>consumption as well as shape its outcome. Through a literature review, both the examples of<br/>alternative consumption (e.g. buycotts) and various kinds of anti-consumption, which involve<br/>politically motivated ambitions to cut down on consumption, are addressed. The chapter<br/>addresses different ways in how mass-consumption activates sustainable consumerist<br/>potentials, including sentiments towards anti-consumption. It also shows how massconsumption<br/>makes people unable to link consumption to political considerations, and enters<br/>paths towards political anti-consumerism or realise their ambitions. Finally, the chapter<br/>analyses possibilities and difficulties transforming niche sustainable consumerist initiatives to<br/>the mainstream in a society dominated by mass consumption.},
  author       = {Boström, Magnus and Klintman, Mikael},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  pages        = {1--1},
  title        = {Mass-consumption as an activator of sustainable consumerist potentials},
  year         = {2018},
}