Table of contents for The Earthscan reader in sustainable consumption / edited by Tim Jackson.

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List of Boxes, Figures and Tables vii
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations ix
List of Sources x
Acknowledgements xi
1 Readings in Sustainable Consumption 1
Tim Jackson
Part 1 Framing Sustainable Consumption
2 Consumption from a Human Development Perspective 25
United Nations Development Programme
3 Making Sense of Sustainable Consumption 37
Nick Robins and Sarah Roberts
4 Consumption and Its Externalities: Where Economy Meets Ecology 48
Thomas Princen
5 Pursuing More Sustainable Consumption by Analyzing
Household Metabolism in European Countries and Cities 65
Henri C. Moll, Klaasjan Noorman, Rixt Kok, Rebecka Engström,
Harold Throne-Hoist, and Charlotte Clark
6 Accounting for Sustainable Consumption A review of studies
of the environmental impacts of households 86
Edgar G. Hertwich
7 Challenges for Sustainable Consumption Policy 107
Tim Jackson
Part 2 Resisting Consumerism
8 The Dubious Rewards of Consumption 127
Alan Durning
9 The New Commodity Fetishism 134
Fred Hirsch
10 False Connections 144
Alex Kotlowitz
vi The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption
11 Living More Simply 149
Djane Elain
12 Voluntary simplicity: Characterization, select psychological
implications, and societal consequences 157
Amitai Etzioni
13 Learning Diderot¿s Lesson: Stopping the Upward Creep of Desire 176
Juliet Schor
Part 3 Resisting Simplicity
14 The politics of sustainable consumption: the case of the Netherlands 195
Susan Martens & Gert Spaargaren
15 The Poverty of Morality 220
Daniel Miller
16 Relative Poverty-Relative Communication 234
Mary Douglas
17 Two Alternative Economic Models of Why Enough Will Never Be Enough 247
Kjell Arne Brekke and Richard B. Howarth
18 The Evocative Power of Things Consumer Goods and the Preservation
of Hopes and Ideals 261
Grant McCracken
19 Consuming Goods and the Good of Consuming 276
Colin Campbell
Part 4 Reframing Sustainable Consumption
20 Efficiency and Consumption: Technology and Practice 291
Elizabeth Shove
21 Competing Discourses of Sustainable Consumption:
Does the ¿Rationalization of Lifestyles¿ Make Sense? 303
Kersty Hobson
22 Ethics of Consumption 327
Laurie Michaelis
23 Making Ends Meet, in the Household and on the Planet 346
Karl Dake and Michael Thompson
24 The Costs and Benefits of Consuming 357
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
25 Consuming Paradise? ¿ Towards a Social and Cultural Psychology
of Sustainable Consumption 367
Tim Jackson

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Consumption (Economics) -- Environmental aspects.
Consumption (Economics) -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Voluntary simplicity movement.