Coffee Activism and the Politics of Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Global North: Politica (BOK)

Eleftheria Lekakis

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In a politically uncertain and distrusted world, citizens appear to be seeking political expression in their everyday lives and quite prominently in their consumption practices. In advanced consumer societies, the politics of consumption have come to the centre stage. This book elaborates on the grounded perceptions, practices and problematizations of the equation of political action and market action. It presents the opportunities and hindrances of alternative forms of partaking in civic life by exploring how coffee activism presents a fruitful opportunity for citizens to participate in political life, how cultural citizenship can offer insights into the operation of everyday politics and how neoliberal narratives are framing discourses of coffee activism. The politics behind products can illuminate global tensions and engage citizens in social justice, but at the same time can confine civic action in the marketplace and anesthetise political action.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Eleftheria Lekakis
ISBN 9781137282682
Antall sider 216 Dimensjoner 14,1cm x 22,2cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Civil rights & citizenship, Political activism, Globalization, Consumerism