Looking behind the Label : Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 562g
- 25 May 2015
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- 6 b&w illus.
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governance, and the realities of global production. * Contemporary Sociology * As a collaborative project, Looking behind the Label benefits from the combined interdisciplinary
expertise, making this a valuable contribution to the social sciences. . . . Reading this book can be an eye-opening experience for a variety of audiences from students of various levels to academics teaching and researching across the social sciences. * New Global Studies * Recommended. * Choice * Looking Behind the Label is an important contribution to the literature on ethical consumption or political consumerism, and, more broadly, will be of interest to scholars and students of consumption, social movements, and global value chains. * Social Forces * This book will prove useful for graduate students in environmental management, sociology, and business departments, as well as policy makers and researchers investigating topics of consumption, corporate social responsibility, social movements, and environmental justice. It balances depth and breadth quite successfully, and incorporates empirical evidence and current literature to support discussions on conscientious consumerism. * Journal of Cleaner Production * Ultimately, the book moves readers away from individualistic stances on saving the world through buying 'socially responsible' products, to a much more critical sociological perspective by forcing us to look at how our political and economic structures can be the deepest source of international human rights violations and environmental degradation. * Mobilizing Ideas *
About Tim Bartley
Sebastian Koos is Assistant Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
Hiram Samel is Associate Professor of International Business, Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Gustavo Setrini is Assistant Professor of Food Studies at New York University.
Nik Summers is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Indiana University.
Table of contents
List of Commonly Used Acronyms
Introduction: Rules, Responsibilities, and Rights in the Global Economy
Part I: Making Sense of Conscientious Consumerism
1. The Making of Conscientious Consumers: Individual and National Patterns
2. Dilemmas of Conscientious Consumerism
Part II: Behind the Label: Global Production and the Meaning of Standards
3. Wood and Paper Products: Searching for Sustainability
4. Food: Global Agriculture and Local Development
5. Apparel and Footwear: Standards for Sweatshops
6. Electronics: The Hidden Costs of Computing
Conclusion: Beyond Conscientious Consumerism