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Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption


About the Series

The past decade has seen a remarkable increase in academic and policy interest in the notion of sustainable consumption, particularly as the implementation challenges associated with a substantive international agreement on climate protection have become apparent.

Comprising edited collections, co-authored volumes and single author monographs, Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption aims to continue this process of intellectual consolidation, while simultaneously advancing conceptual and empirical contributions to this new and important field of study. In particular, this series will explore key issues such as the emergence of new modes of household provisioning, the evolution toward post-consumerist systems of social organization, novel approaches to consumption governance and innovative business models for sustainable lifestyles.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Annabelle Harris, Editor for Environment and Sustainability: [email protected] 

 

The Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) is an international knowledge network of approximately 1000 scholars and policy practitioners working at the interface of material consumption, human well-being, and technological and cultural change. For more information about SCORAI and its activities please visit http://www.scorai.org.

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Subsistence Agriculture in the US Reconnecting to Work, Nature and Community

Subsistence Agriculture in the US: Reconnecting to Work, Nature and Community

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ashley Colby
September 25, 2020

Focusing on ethnography and interviews with subsistence food producers, this book explores the resilience, innovation and creativity taking place in subsistence agriculture in America. To date, researchers interested in alternative food networks have often overlooked the somewhat hidden, ...

Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts Accounting, Trade-offs and Sustainability

Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts: Accounting, Trade-offs and Sustainability

1st Edition

Kuishuang Feng, Klaus Hubacek, Yang Yu
August 27, 2019

This book describes how local consumption, particularly in urban areas, is increasingly met by global supply chains. These supply chains often extend over large geographical distances and have greater global environmental impacts, contributing to pollution, climate change, water scarcity, and ...

Power and Politics in Sustainable Consumption Research and Practice

Power and Politics in Sustainable Consumption Research and Practice

1st Edition

Cindy Isenhour, Mari Martiskainen, Lucie Middlemiss
March 20, 2019

With growing awareness of environmental deterioration, atmospheric pollution and resource depletion, the last several decades have brought increased attention and scrutiny to global consumption levels. However, there are significant and well documented limitations associated with current efforts to...

Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption Research and Action for Societal Transformation

Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption: Research and Action for Societal Transformation

1st Edition

Julia Backhaus, Audley Genus, Sylvia Lorek, Edina Vadovics, Julia M Wittmayer
December 04, 2017

This book showcases strategic policies for and processes of societal transformation, which are required to address the challenge of sustainability. Based on the latest thinking at the interface of social innovation, sustainable consumption and the transformation of society, the book provides: ...

Responsible Citizens and Sustainable Consumer Behavior New Interpretive Frameworks

Responsible Citizens and Sustainable Consumer Behavior: New Interpretive Frameworks

1st Edition

Pietro Lanzini
October 24, 2017

There is broad consensus on the need to shift to a new paradigm of lifestyles and economic development, given the un-sustainability of current patterns. Given this, research on consumer behavior is to play a crucial role in shedding light on the motives underpinning the adoption of responsible ...

Social Change and the Coming of Post-consumer Society Theoretical Advances and Policy Implications

Social Change and the Coming of Post-consumer Society: Theoretical Advances and Policy Implications

1st Edition

Maurie J Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Philip J Vergragt
March 22, 2017

Consumer society is an unquestionably complex social construct. However, after decades of unremitting dominance there are signs emerging that it is starting to falter, both as a coherent and durable system of social organization and as a strategy for societal advancement. Debates concerning how we ...

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