What’s in the Jan/Feb issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology?

Posted by Rob Walker on May 6, 2010
Posted Under: Consumer Behavior,rw

Well, funny you should ask! It’s a special issue on sustainable consumption and production, and there’s a review by me of an interesting book called Shopping Our Way to Safety, by Andrew Szasz, who makes great points about what he calls “inverted quarantine” — basically the (futile, he argues convincingly) idea that we can insulate ourselves from various ecological problems simply through individual consumption habits. I think you can read the review here.

To my surprise, the issue also includes a nice review of Buying In.

I haven’t yet read any of the articles, but much of the issue looks promising. The introduction provides a kind of roadmap to what else is included.

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

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