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Title Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption / edited by Lucia A. Reisch, John Th√łgersen
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2015]
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Contents Pt. I. Research in sustainable consumption as an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach -- pt. II. Major approaches to the study of sustainable consumption -- pt. III. Diagnostic research : methods and measurements -- pt. IV. Transport, housing, food and public health -- pt. V. Cross-cutting issues -- pt. VII. Future directions
Summary The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges of our era. Consumption is a wanted and necessary phenomenon, integral to our society and economy, yet our way of consuming contradicts important ecological and social long-term goals. Although research on sustainable consumption has gained in importance and been addressed by various disciplines, this original new book is one of the few to compile and summarize the important research findings. Against this background, the Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent research on the ecological and social obstacles we face through over consumption, drawing attention to the salience of the subject and stimulating discussion in this area. In 27 chapters, leading authorities in the field provide concise and accessible expertise, covering a wide range of approaches from psychology to economics. This collection will be a useful point of reference for students, researchers and policy makers seeking a wider understanding of the state-of-the-art of sustainable consumption research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Consumption (Economics)
Quality of life.
Sustainability -- Economic aspects -- Research.
Sustainable living -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Reisch, Lucia A., editor
Th√łgersen, John, editor
ISBN 1783471271 (electronic bk)
9781783471270 (electronic bk)