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Book review: green consumption: the global rise of eco-chic edited by Bart Barendregt and Rivke Jaffe

Matus, Kira J. M. (2014) Book review: green consumption: the global rise of eco-chic edited by Bart Barendregt and Rivke Jaffe. LSE Review of Books (25 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Green lifestyles and ethical consumption have become increasingly popular strategies in moving towards environmentally-friendly societies and combating global poverty. This book aims to scrutinize the emergent phenomenon of ‘eco-chic’: a combination of lifestyle politics, environmentalism, spirituality, beauty and health. Case studies cover Basque sheep cheese production and Ghanaian Afro-chic hairstyles to Asian tropical spa culture and Dutch fair-trade jewellery initiatives. For those interested in sustainable consumption, this book is an interesting look at the intersection of ethics, fashion, and power from a largely anthropological perspective, writes Kira Matus.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: Government
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74476

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