Dr Lucie Middlemiss
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Module textbook
- Measuring sustainable consumption
- Sustainable consumption in social context
- People don’t understand
- People are selfish
- It’s all about values
- The personal is political
- We don’t have a choice
- Consumption is meaningful!
- Production Consumption relationships
- The solution is collective
- Sustainable consumption makes you happy!
- Revolution or Evolution
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. , 9 (1-2), pp. 19-36.
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.
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