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Household appliances and electronics have massive environmental implications caused by the consumption of energy and scarce materials and the release of hazardous chemicals related to production, use, and disposal as well as social issues related to working conditions and the north-south division in production and waste handling. Still, political consumerism is quite absent from this field. Public policy measures within this area include energy labels and product policies as well as some consumer campaigns. This chapter argues that the main reasons behind the environmental problems related to these products are the growing number and frequent replacement of products. However, this is practically missing in public policymaking and only marginally dealt with through initiatives of political consumerism. This chapter documents the relative absence of political consumerism in the field of electronics and household appliances and discusses how to understand this in relation to different types of social drivers behind consumption.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism
RedaktørerMagnus Boström, Michele Micheletti, Peter Oosterveer
Udgivelses stedOxford
ForlagOxford University Press
Publikationsdatojun. 2018
ISBN (Trykt)9780190629038
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2018

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Christensen, T. H., Gram-Hanssen, K., & Jacobsen, M. H. (2018). Household Appliances and Electronics: Discussing the Relative Absence of Political Consumerism. I M. Boström, M. Micheletti, & P. Oosterveer (red.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.40
Christensen, Toke Haunstrup ; Gram-Hanssen, Kirsten ; Jacobsen, Mette Hove. / Household Appliances and Electronics : Discussing the Relative Absence of Political Consumerism. The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. red. / Magnus Boström ; Michele Micheletti ; Peter Oosterveer. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Christensen, TH, Gram-Hanssen, K & Jacobsen, MH 2018, Household Appliances and Electronics: Discussing the Relative Absence of Political Consumerism. i M Boström, M Micheletti & P Oosterveer (red), The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. Oxford University Press, Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.40

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The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. red. / Magnus Boström; Michele Micheletti; Peter Oosterveer. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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