The mediatization of ethical consumption

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Abstract

Over the years, mediatization studies have investigated the influence of media in numerous sections of contemporary society. One area that has received limited attention is the mediatization of consumption, particularly issues concerning ethical consumption. This article presents a study of how mediatization is transforming modern consumption and contributing to the mainstreaming of ethical consumption. Based on a study of a Danish online eco-store, the article argues that modern ethical consumption increasingly depends on new media practices to present sustainable consumption as practical and fashionable while effacing underlying processes of rationalisation and commercialisation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedieKultur
Volume29
Issue number54
Pages (from-to)26-46
Number of pages20
ISSN1901-9726
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2013

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