2014
DOI: 10.1590/0104-4060.36583
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Culture, identity and alternatives to the consumer culture

Abstract: This article explores questions of identity and culture in relation to the present systemic crises that confront human life on the planet, problematizing the pursuit of economic growth and consumerist culture. It uses the concept of Ideology-Action-Structure complexes to understand the satu rating nature of social, political and economic domination, and then explores interventions in these complexes, which all have characteristics of informal education, to promote cultural growth, create new settings and estab… Show more

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“…Within the business world and certain Governments, the importance of paid work and the primacy of economic competitiveness, whatever the personal costs, is almost accepted wisdom. In this discourse, profits and short term efficiency gains are often placed before social issues of care or human dignity (Lewis, Gambles and Rapoport, 2007), reflecting and contributing to contemporary, interlocking crises (Kagan and Burton, 2014;Lewis and Kagan, 2015) . Indeed, Gambles, Lewis and Rapaport (2006) questioned the impact of intensive work regimes on men and women's well being, and the long-term sustainability of people, families, society and economy.…”
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“…Within the business world and certain Governments, the importance of paid work and the primacy of economic competitiveness, whatever the personal costs, is almost accepted wisdom. In this discourse, profits and short term efficiency gains are often placed before social issues of care or human dignity (Lewis, Gambles and Rapoport, 2007), reflecting and contributing to contemporary, interlocking crises (Kagan and Burton, 2014;Lewis and Kagan, 2015) . Indeed, Gambles, Lewis and Rapaport (2006) questioned the impact of intensive work regimes on men and women's well being, and the long-term sustainability of people, families, society and economy.…”
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“…In the environmental law literature, we usually get to the point where we declare: this society must change its current values, and it needs to replace of the culture of consumerism (Harsch, 1999;Janisz, 2014;Kagan & Burton, 2014). But with what should it be replaced?…”
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“…This is in large part a response to the fragmentation of mesolevel initiatives, that fail to be brought together as learning and action, remaining no more than the sum of their parts. Our quest here is to connect the alternative modes of living a culture of solidarity and stewardship that emerge at the community level (Kagan & Burton, 2014), with large scale social and political movements for social change. This cannot be done by a community psychology that restricts its mission to 'research on communities' or to merely local action to ameliorate conditions, without focusing on the generative forces for injustice and destruction.…”
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confidence: 99%