The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism 2018
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.29
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Some Dilemmas of Political Consumerism

Abstract: In the Philippines, socioeconomic relations that result from deeply uneven market engagements have long made consumption a moral affair. Ecoconscious lifestyles and consumer practices remain largely the domain of elite and middle-class Filipinos, and as such, engagement with sustainable and environmentally friendly consumption may be seen not only as a marker of class distinction but also as a critique of urban and rural poor livelihood practices deemed to be environmentally detrimental. Focusing on a case stu… Show more

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