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  • Fuentes, Christian, et al. (författare)
  • Agencing ethical consumers: smartphone apps and the socio-material reconfiguration of everyday life
  • 2018
  • Ingår i: Consumption Markets and Culture. - Taylor & Francis. - 1025-3866.
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The aim of this paper is to describe and explain how smartphone apps,designed to assist consumers in making informed ethical choices andgreening their everyday practices, enable and shape ethical consumption.Taking a socio-material approach and drawing on an ethnographic studyof three ethical consumption apps – the Green guide, the Fair trade appand Shopgun – the paper shows that these digital devices are scripted tohybridize with consumers and facilitate key ethical consumer actions.When consumers follow the scripts of these apps, using them in everydaypractices, the apps put pressure on consumers to act “ethically” byproblematizing consumption in various ways while also, andsimultaneously, endowing them with the agential capacities required tosolve these problems. Consequently, these devices both motivateconsumers and enable ethical consumption, producing, under the rightconditions, capable and self-reflexive ethical consumer hybrids.
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  • Fuentes, Christian (författare)
  • Enacting Green Consumers: The Case of the Scandinavian Preppies
  • 2014
  • Ingår i: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research. - Linköping University Electronic Press. - 2000-1525. ; 6, s. 963-977
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The aim of this paper is to develop and illustrate an analytic approach that brings the active making and makings of green consumer images to the fore. Efforts to “know” the green consumers have generated multiple representations. Enactments of the green consumer are not innocent but also play a role in shaping how we understand and approach sustainable consumption. Because of this it is important to examine and critically discuss how green consumers are enacted today. This paper develops an approach that allows us to examine how green consumers are enacted and discuss the consequences these constructions might have for sustainability. Theoretically, a performativity approach drawing on theories from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and economic sociology is used to discuss the enactment of green consumers. Empirically, focus is on Boomerang – a Swedish fashion retailer, brand, and producer – and its marketing practices. The analysis shows how the marketing work of the Boomerang Company leads to the enactment of the Green Scandinavian Preppy. This specific version of the green consumer is a combination of the knowledgeable green connoisseur – a consumer that knows quality when he/she sees it – and the green hedonist in search of the good life. The Green Scandinavian Preppy wants to enjoy nature, go sailing, and do so wearing fashionable quality clothes. This is a consumer that knows quality, appreciates design, and has the means to pay for both. While this is a version of the green consumer that might be appealing and thus have the potential to pro-mote a version of green consumption, it is also a green consumer image that has lost much of its political power as green consumption is framed as simply another source of pleasure and identity-making.
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  • Hansson, Niklas, 1977-, et al. (författare)
  • Materialiserad moral Smartphone, applikationer och etisk konsumtion
  • 2016
  • Ingår i: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidsskrift. - 1102-7908. ; 25:2, s. 6-15
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Ethical consumption, that is, to make certain consumption choices due to personal moral beliefs and values is a growing trend and market. In this article we analyze three ethical smartphone apps developed and marketed in order to help consumers to make ethical product choices: for example, where to find the nearest café selling Fair Trade coffee, whether the salmon in the store is red-listed or if there are any cleaning products that are certified as environmentally friendly. In this text we argue that such digital consumer technologies have some potential to influence consumer actions. The article critically discusses whether and how technologies may shape ethical consumer culture. We conceptualize the smartphone apps and their suggested consumer actions in the form of four "consumer models": the selecting consumer, the status seeking consumer; and the social and productive consumer. The purpose of this article is to analyze the ways that smartphone applications shape ethical consumption in the sense of suggesting particular representations of who an ethical consumer is and how ethical consumption is accomplished. The normative assumptions of these consumer models are discussed. Our analysis build on interviews with app developers, marketing texts, and "object ethnography", i.e. close up readings and examinations of smartphone apps as intentional consumer objects equipped with scripts for consumer.
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  • Sörum, Niklas, 1977-, et al. (författare)
  • 'Write something' : The shaping of ethical consumption on Facebook
  • 2017
  • Ingår i: Digitalizing Consumption: How devices shape consumer culture. Edited by Franck Cochoy, Johan Hagberg, Magdalena Petersson McIntyre and Niklas Sörum.. - London & New York : Routledge. - 978-1-138-12489-9 ; s. 144-166
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