- 379 pages: illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Authors
- Hyman, Louis,Tohill, Joseph,
- Contents: Consuming with a conscience : the free produce movement in early America / Michelle Craig McDonald -- Boycotts, buycotts, and legislation : tactical lessons from workers and consumers during the progressive era / Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy -- Making a market for consumers : the Calgary consumers league and the high cost of living / Bettina Liverant -- Making a middle-class "public" : middle-class consumer activism in post-First World War America / Mark Robbins -- You are purchasing prosperity! : local buying initiatives and women as conscious consumers in the Great Depression / Allison Ward -- Making money in hard times : scrip and grassroots efforts to solve the Great Depression / Sarah Elvins -- Protecting the "guinea pig children" : resisting children's food advertising in the 1930s / Kyle Asquith -- Our economic way out : Black American consumers' co-operation in the first half of the twentieth century / Joshua L. Carreiro -- Not buying it : reconsidering American consumer opposition to Nazi anti-semitism / Jeffrey Scott Demsky, Randall Kaufman -- Canada's citizen housewives : Cold War anti-communism and the limits of maternalism / Julie Guard -- "The consumer goes to war" : consumer politics in the United States and Canada during the Second World War / Joseph Tohill -- From the Great Society to Giant : Esther Peterson and the politics of shopping / Lawrence Black -- The counterculture roots of green consumerism / Philip A. Wight -- Purchasing change : the (un)intended consequences of biofuel consumption on the world's poor / H. Louise Davis -- Buying a better world : from cause marketing to social innovation, can sonsumption create positive social change? / Mara Einstein -- What about the cause? : the campaign for safe cosmetics and the pinkwashing of breast cancer activism / Daniel Faber, Amy Lubitow, Madeline Brambilla -- The making of a Coke CAN : Coca-Colas Civic Action Network (CAN) and the seeding of corporate astroturf campaigns, 1995-2015 / Bartow Elmore -- Boot the bell : solidarity as strategy in the Neoliberal Era / Dawson Barrett -- Where's the beef... from? : boycotting Burger King to protect Central American rainforests / Katrina Lacher -- The sweatshop effect : consumer activism and the anti-sweatshop movement on college campuses / Meredith Katz -- Hating Wal-Mart, loving Target, and the contradictions of supply chain capitalism / Jessica Stewart -- Ports are the new factories : supply chains and labour power in the twenty-first century / Louis Hyman -- To speak in one voice : dynamics of a cross-movement coalition for financial reform / Robert N. Mayer, Larry Kirsch -- On demand / Tracey Deutsch.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Consuming with a conscience is one of the fastest growing forms of political participation worldwide. Every day we make decisions about how to spend our money and, for the socially conscious, these decisions matter. Political consumers 'buy green' for the environment or they 'buy pink' to combat breast cancer. They boycott Taco Bell to support migrant workers or Burger King to save the rainforest. But can we overcome the limitations of consumer identity, the conservative pull of consumer choice, co-optation by corporate marketers, and other pitfalls of consumer activism in order to marshal the possibilities of consumer power? Can we, quite literally, shop for change? Shopping for Change brings together the historical and contemporary perspectives of academics and activists to show readers what has been possible for consumer activists in the past and what might be possible for today's consumer activists."--Provided by publisher.