Ethical consumption

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A genealogy of ethical consumption and consideration of the respects in which consumption has been problematized is revealing of the increasing significance being accorded to the need to live differently, in particular to consume ethically. Ethical consumption means consuming responsibly. It denotes the purchase and use of products and services that have been ethically produced, that is, without detriment to the rights, interests, and welfare or well‐being of (1) people involved in the production, distribution, and exchange of goods and services; (2) nonhuman animals; and (3) the sustainability of the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsGeorge Ritzer, Chris Rojek
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
ISBN (Print)9781405124331
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2019


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