Studying Political Consumerism

M. Boström, Michele Micheletti, P.J.M. Oosterveer

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Abstract

The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism addresses the study of political consumerism. It discusses how production and consumption affect broader societal affairs at home and abroad, and how the phenomenon of political consumerism has developed in different directions—geographically, conceptually, and methodologically—and in multiple sectors, at multiple levels, and involving multiple disciplines. Its varieties create challenges for scholars to make sense of the phenomenon. Critical questions arise about its appropriate conceptual framing and methodologies. This introductory chapter defines and elaborates upon political consumerism and its four forms (boycotts, buycotts, discursive actions, and lifestyle endeavors). It offers an overview of the Handbook’s six thematic parts: political consumerism’s history, its theory and research design, its presence in major industry sectors, its global geographic spread and practice, its democratic paradoxes and challenges, and its problem-solving potential. This chapter also provides summaries and reviews of the Handbook’s thirty-nine chapters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism
EditorsMagnus Boström, Michele Micheletti, Peter Oosterveer
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780190629038
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • political consumerism
  • political consumer research
  • industry sectors
  • consumer roles
  • community building
  • mass consumption
  • consumer culture
  • consumer policy

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Boström, M., Micheletti, M., & Oosterveer, P. J. M. (2018). Studying Political Consumerism. In M. Boström, M. Micheletti, & P. Oosterveer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.44
Boström, M. ; Micheletti, Michele ; Oosterveer, P.J.M. / Studying Political Consumerism. The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism . editor / Magnus Boström ; Michele Micheletti ; Peter Oosterveer. Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Boström, M, Micheletti, M & Oosterveer, PJM 2018, Studying Political Consumerism. in M Boström, M Micheletti & P Oosterveer (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism . Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.44

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