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Mikael Klintman

Mikael Klintman

Professor

Mikael Klintman

Citizen-Consumers and Evolution: Reducing Environmental Harm through Our Social Motivation

Author

  • Mikael Klintman

Summary, in English

[Based on the publisher's comments:]

This book reflects upon and critiques the potential of citizen-consumer's to alter their natural consuming habits and to 'shop ethically, 'care for the environment' and 'think glocally' so as to reduce environmental harm. Developing a substantial challenge to the existing accepted theories, this book sets out a groundbreaking approach to understanding citizen-consumer behavior, by forging a productive alliance between environmental sociology and evolutionary theory, arguing that is is social motivation rather than rational choice in a traditional sense that is the driving force behind human agency. Recognizing the importance of social motivation is essential as a basis for the advancement of sustainable development and adaptation of the norms and practices of citizen-consumers, markets, and politics.

Department/s

  • Sociology

Publishing year

2012

Language

English

Publication/Series

Palgrave Pivot Series

Document type

Book

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Topic

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Keywords

  • environmental sociology
  • environmental problems
  • environment
  • consumers
  • citizens
  • citizen-consumers
  • evolutionary theory
  • sociology
  • evolution
  • sociology of consumption
  • green consumption
  • sociologi

Status

Published

Project

  • Sustainable Store
  • LETS 2050

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9781137276797