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Book/Printed Material Consumption corridors : living a good life within sustainable limits

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Title

  • Consumption corridors : living a good life within sustainable limits

Summary

  • "Consumption Corridors: Living a Good Life within Sustainable Limits explores how to enhance peoples' chances to live a good life in a world of ecological and social limits. Rejecting familiar recitations of problems of ecological decline and planetary boundaries, this compact book instead offers a spirited explication of what everyone desires : a good life. Fundamental concepts of the good life are explained and explored, as are forces that threaten the good life for all. The remedy, says the book's seven international authors, lies with the concept of consumptions corridors, enabled by mechanisms of citizen engagement and deliberative democracy. Across five concise chapters, readers are invited into conversation about how wellbeing can be enriched by social change that joins "needs satisfaction" with consumerist restraint, social justice, and environmental sustainability. In this endeavour, lower limits of consumption that ensure minimal needs satisfaction for all are important, and enjoy ample precedent. But upper limits to consumption, argue the authors, are equally essential, and attainable, especially in those domains where limits enhance rather than undermine essential freedoms. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, environmental and sustainability studies, but also community activists and the general public"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Fuchs, Doris A., author
  • Gumbert, Tobias, author
  • Sahakian, Marlyne, author

Created / Published

  • New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.

Headings

  • -  Consumption (Economics)--Environmental aspects
  • -  Quality of life
  • -  Social change
  • -  Social justice

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HC79.C6

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020053723

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Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • epub

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Chicago citation style:

Fuchs, Doris A., Author, Tobias Gumbert, and Marlyne Sahakian. Consumption Corridors: Living a Good Life Within Sustainable Limits. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020053723/.

APA citation style:

Fuchs, D. A., Gumbert, T. & Sahakian, M. (2021) Consumption Corridors: Living a Good Life Within Sustainable Limits. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020053723/.

MLA citation style:

Fuchs, Doris A., Author, Tobias Gumbert, and Marlyne Sahakian. Consumption Corridors: Living a Good Life Within Sustainable Limits. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020053723/>.