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SOEE3202
Module Reading List

Sustainable Consumption, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Lucie Middlemiss
l.k.middlemiss@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Module textbook

MIDDLEMISS, L. (2018) Sustainable consumption : key issues ISBN: 9781138645660 (pbk : alk. paper); 9781138645639 (hbk : alk. paper); 9781315628035 (ebk : alk. paper). Abingdon: Routledge.  

In the module textbook you will find a book chapter corresponding to each of the lectures in this module. The texts listed below are intended to give you further insights into the topics of each of the lectures.

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Introduction

CHAPPELLS, H. & TRENTMANN, F. 2015. Sustainable consumption in history: ideas, resources and practices. In: REISCH, L. & THØGERSEN, J. (eds.) Handbook of research on sustainable consumption ISBN: 9781783471263 (hbk.) : £150.00; 9781783471270 (ebook) : No price. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

GEELS, F. W., MCMEEKIN, A., MYLAN, J. & SOUTHERTON, D. 2015 .A critical appraisal of Sustainable Consumption and Production research: The reformist, revolutionary and reconfiguration positions, Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions., 34, 1-12 

LOREK, S. & VERGRAGT, P. J. 2015. Sustainable consumption as a systemic challenge: inter-and transdisciplinary research and research questions. In: REISCH, L. & THØGERSEN, J. (eds.) Handbook of research on sustainable consumption ISBN: 9781783471263 (hbk.) : £150.00; 9781783471270 (ebook) : No price. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

O'ROURKE, D. & LOLLO, N. 2015. Transforming Consumption: From Decoupling, to Behavior Change, to System Changes for Sustainable Consumption. Annual review of environment and resources. ISSN: 1543-5938, 40, 233-259.

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Measuring sustainable consumption

AFIONIS, S., SAKAI, M., SCOTT, K., BARRETT, J. & GOULDSON, A. 2017. Consumption‐based carbon accounting: does it have a future? Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change. ISSN: 1757-7799, 8.

HUBACEK, K., BAIOCCHI, G., FENG, K., CASTILLO, R. M., SUN, L. & XUE, J. 2017a. Global carbon inequality. Energy, Ecology and Environment, 2, 361–369. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320639346_Global_carbon_inequality

MINX, J., BAIOCCHI, G., WIEDMANN, T., BARRETT, J., CREUTZIG, F., FENG, K., FÖRSTER, M., PICHLER, P.-P., WEISZ, H. & HUBACEK, K. 2013. Carbon footprints of cities and other human settlements in the UK. Environmental research letters ISSN: 1748-9326, 8, 1-10.

STEFFEN, W., RICHARDSON, K., ROCKSTRÖM, J., CORNELL, S. E., FETZER, I., BENNETT, E. M., BIGGS, R., CARPENTER, S. R., DE VRIES, W. & DE WIT, C. A. 2015. Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. Science. ISSN: 0036-8075; 1095-9203, 347, 1259855.

STEINBERGER, J. K., KRAUSMANN, F. & EISENMENGER, N. 2010. Global patterns of materials use: A socioeconomic and geophysical analysis. Ecological economics. ISSN: 0921-8009, 69, 1148-1158.

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Sustainable consumption in social context

ANANTHARAMAN, M. 2014. Networked ecological citizenship, the new middle classes and the provisioning of sustainable waste management in Bangalore, India. Journal of cleaner production. ISSN: 0959-6526, 63, 173-183.

FENNEY SALKELD, D. 2016. Sustainable lifestyles for all? Disability equality, sustainability and the limitations of current UK policy. Disability & society. ISSN: 0968-7599, 31, 447-464.

MACGREGOR, S. 2016. Go ask 'Gladys': why gender matters in sustainable consumption research. Discover Society. - Available online: http://discoversociety.org/2016/01/05/go-ask-gladys-why-gender-matters-in-energy-consumption-research/

MIDDLEMISS, L.K. 2010. Reframing Individual Responsibility for Sustainable Consumption: Lessons from Environmental Justice and Ecological Citizenship. Environmental values.  19, 147-167.

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People don’t understand

HARGREAVES, T., NYE, M. & BURGESS, J. 2010. Making energy visible: A qualitative field study of how householders interact with feedback from smart energy monitors. Energy Policy. ISSN: 0301-4215, 38, 6111-6119.

HOBSON, K. 2002. Competing Discourses of Sustainable Consumption: Does the 'Rationalisation of Lifestyles' Make Sense? Environmental politics., 11 (2), pp. 95-120.

SIMCOCK, N., MACGREGOR, S., CATNEY, P., DOBSON, A., ORMEROD, M., ROBINSON, Z., ROSS, S., ROYSTON, S. & HALL, S. M. 2014. Factors influencing perceptions of domestic energy information: Content, source and process. Energy Policy. ISSN: 0301-4215, 65, 455-464.

TAYLOR, A. L., DESSAI, S. & DE BRUIN, W. B. 2014. Public perception of climate risk and adaptation in the UK: A review of the literature. Climate risk management ISSN: 2212-0963, 4, 1-16.

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People are selfish

JONES, R., PYKETT, J. & WHITEHEAD, M. 2013. Changing behaviours : on the rise of the psychological state ISBN: 9781782545538 paperback; 9780857936875 hardback, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing.

LEHNER, M., MONT, O. & HEISKANEN, E. 2016. Nudging–A promising tool for sustainable consumption behaviour? Journal of cleaner production. ISSN: 0959-6526, 134, 166-177.

MIDDLEMISS, L. 2014. Individualised or Participatory? Exploring Late-Modern Identity and Sustainable Development. Environmental politics., 23 (6), 929-946.

RØPKE, I. & REISCH, L. A. 2004. The place of consumption in ecological economics. In: REISCH, L. A. & ROPKE, I. (eds.) The ecological economics of consumption. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

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It’s all about values

BAMBERG, S. & G. MÖSER. 2007. Twenty Years after Hines, Hungerford, and Tomera: A New Meta-Analysis of Psycho-Social Determinants of Pro-Environmental Behaviour. Journal of environmental psychology., 27 (1), 14-25.

CLAYTON, S., DEVINE-WRIGHT, P., STERN, P. C., WHITMARSH, L., CARRICO, A., STEG, L., SWIM, J. & BONNES, M. 2015. Psychological research and global climate change. Nature climate change ISSN: 1758-678x, 5, 640.

GATERSLEBEN, B., MURTAGH, N., CHERRY, M. & WATKINS, M. 2017. Moral, wasteful, frugal, or thrifty? Identifying consumer identities to understand and manage pro-environmental behavior. Environment and behavior. ISSN: 0013-9165, 1-26.

STEG, L. & VLEK, C. 2009. Encouraging pro-environmental behaviour: An integrative review and research agenda. Journal of environmental psychology. ISSN: 0272-4944, 29, 309-317.

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The personal is political

DOBSON, A. 2003. Citizenship and the Environment. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

FUCHS, D., DI GIULIO, A., GLAAB, K., LOREK, S., MANIATES, M., PRINCEN, T. & RØPKE, I. 2016. Power: The missing element in sustainable consumption and absolute reductions research and action. Journal of cleaner production. ISSN: 0959-6526, 132, 298-307.

KENIS, A. 2016. Ecological citizenship and democracy: Communitarian versus agonistic perspectives. Environmental politics. ISSN: 0964-4016, 25, 949-970.

MICHELETTI, M. 2003. Political virtue and shopping : individuals, consumerism, and collective action ISBN: 9780230102705 (pbk.) : £20.00; 0230102700 (pbk.) : £20.00, New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

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We don’t have a choice

JACK, T. 2013. Nobody was dirty: Intervening in inconspicuous consumption of laundry routines. Journal of consumer culture. ISSN: 1469-5405, 13, 406-421.

KENNEDY, E. H., COHEN, M. J. & KROGMAN, N. 2015. Social Practice Theories and Research into Sustainable Consumption. In: KENNEDY, E. H., COHEN, M. J. & KROGMAN, N. (eds.) Putting sustainability into practice : applications and advances in research on sustainable consumption ISBN: 1784710598; 9781784710590. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

SHOVE, E. 2003. Comfort, cleanliness and convenience : the social organization of normality. Oxford: Berg Publisher.

SPURLING, N., A. MCMEEKIN, E. SHOVE, D. SOUTHERTON & D. WELCH. 2013. Interventions in Practice: Re-Framing Policy Approaches to Consumer Behaviour. Sustainable Practices Research Group, http://www.sprg.ac.uk/uploads/sprg-report-sept-2013.pdf

WELCH, D. & WARDE, A. 2015. Theories of practice and sustainable consumption. In: REISCH, L. & THØGERSEN, J. (eds.) Handbook of research on sustainable consumption ISBN: 9781783471263 (hbk.) : £150.00; 9781783471270 (ebook) : No price. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

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Consumption is meaningful!

HALL, S.M. 2011. Exploring the ‘Ethical Everyday’: An Ethnography of the Ethics of Family Consumption. Geoforum., 42 (6), 627-637.

HUMPHERY, K. 2010. Excess : anti-consumerism in the West Polity Press.

ISENHOUR, C. 2012. On the Challenges of Signaling Ethics without the Stuff: Tales of Conspicuous Green Anti-Consumption. In Ethical consumption : social value and economic practice, edited by J.G. Carrier & P.G. Luetchford (Eds.): Berghahn Books.

MILLER, D. 2012. Consumption and its consequences. Polity, Cambridge. 

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Production Consumption relationships

AKENJI, L. 2014. Consumer scapegoatism and limits to green consumerism. Journal of cleaner production. ISSN: 0959-6526, 63, 13-23.

HOBSON, K. 2016. Closing the loop or squaring the circle? Locating generative spaces for the circular economy. Progress in human geography. ISSN: 0309-1325, 40, 88-104.

LOREK, S. & FUCHS, D. 2013. Strong sustainable consumption governance–precondition for a degrowth path? Journal of cleaner production. ISSN: 0959-6526, 38, 36-43.

WIESER, H. 2016. Beyond planned obsolescence: Product lifespans and the challenges to a circular economy. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 25, 156-160 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308887610_Beyond_Planned_Obsolescence_Product_Lifespans_and_the_Challenges_to_a_Circular_Economy

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The solution is collective

MARTIN, C. J. 2016. The sharing economy: A pathway to sustainability or a nightmarish form of neoliberal capitalism? Ecological economics. ISSN: 0921-8009, 121, 149-159.

NICHOLLS, L. & STRENGERS, Y. 2015. Peak demand and the ‘family peak’period in Australia: Understanding practice (in) flexibility in households with children. Energy research & social science ISSN: 2214-6296, 9, 116-124.

SEYFANG, G. & SMITH, A. 2007. Grassroots innovations for sustainable development: Towards a new research and policy agenda. Environmental politics. ISSN: 0964-4016, 16, 584 - 603.

TAYLOR AIKEN, G., MIDDLEMISS, L., SALLU, S. & HAUXWELL-BALDWIN, R. 2017. Researching Climate Change and Community in Neoliberal Contexts: an emerging critical approach. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change. ISSN: 1757-7799.

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Sustainable consumption makes you happy!

AHMED, S. 2010. The promise of happiness ISBN: 9780822347255 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780822346661 (hbk.) : £62.00; 0822346664 (hbk.) : £62.00; 0822347253 (pbk.) : £15.99, Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press.

BRAND-CORREA, L. I. & STEINBERGER, J. K. 2017. A Framework for Decoupling Human Need Satisfaction From Energy Use. Ecological economics. ISSN: 0921-8009, 141, 43-52.

HUDDART KENNEDY, E., KRAHN, H. & KROGMAN, N. T. Downshifting: An exploration of motivations, quality of life, and environmental practices.  Sociological forum. ISSN: 0884-8971, 2013. Wiley Online Library, 764-783.

JACKSON, T. 2005. Live Better by Consuming Less? : Is There A "Double Dividend" In Sustainable Consumption?  Journal of industrial ecology.  (1-2), pp. 19-36.

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Revolution or Evolution

COHEN, M. J. 2016. The Future of Consumer Society, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

GEELS, F. W., MCMEEKIN, A., MYLAN, J. & SOUTHERTON, D., 2015, A critical appraisal of Sustainable Consumption and Production research: The reformist, revolutionary and reconfiguration positions, Global environmental change : human and policy dimensions., 34, 1-12

JACKSON, T. 2009. Prosperity without growth : economics for a finite planet . London: Earthscan

QUILLEY, S. 2013. De-growth is not a liberal agenda: relocalisation and the limits to low energy cosmopolitanism. Environmental values. ISSN: 0963-2719, 22, 261-285.

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Conclusion

Shove, E. 2010. Beyond the Abc: Climate Change Policy and Theories of Social Change. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning., 42, 1273-1285.

Shove, E. 2011. On the Difference between Chalk and Cheese? A Response to Whitmarsh Et Al's Comments on "Beyond the Abc: Climate Change Policy and Theories of Social Change". Environment and planning. A : environment and planning., 43 (2), 262-264.

Whitmarsh, L., S. O'Neill & I. Lorenzoni. 2011. Climate Change or Social Change? Debate within, Amongst, and Beyond Disciplines. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning., 43 (2), 258-261.

Wilson, C. & T. Chatterton. 2011. Multiple Models to Inform Climate Change Policy: A Pragmatic Response to the 'Beyond the Abc' Debate. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning., 43 (12), 2781-2787.

This list was last updated on 21/08/2019