his chapter provides a comparative historical analysis of the evolution of political consumerism in Southern European countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece), discussing the breadth of scholarship and identifying positive and negative forms of political consumerism with reference to different ethical and political uses of the market. Despite the fact that political consumerism appears to be less diffused in Southern Europe when compared with North-western Europe, the global financial crisis, which has had particularly serious effects in these countries, seems to have spearheaded and transformed political consumerism practices. Political consumerism in Southern Europe has recently appeared as an increasingly utilized tool for grassroots locally based networks aiming to promote solidarity economy. This chapter reflects on economic, political and cultural opportunity structures and their relationship with new forms of collectivism and cooperativism, as well as on the methodological challenges this change poses for research in this area of study.

Political consumerism in Southern Europe / Lekakis, E.; Forno, F.. - (2018), pp. 1-23. [10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.21]

Political consumerism in Southern Europe

Forno F.
2018-01-01

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his chapter provides a comparative historical analysis of the evolution of political consumerism in Southern European countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece), discussing the breadth of scholarship and identifying positive and negative forms of political consumerism with reference to different ethical and political uses of the market. Despite the fact that political consumerism appears to be less diffused in Southern Europe when compared with North-western Europe, the global financial crisis, which has had particularly serious effects in these countries, seems to have spearheaded and transformed political consumerism practices. Political consumerism in Southern Europe has recently appeared as an increasingly utilized tool for grassroots locally based networks aiming to promote solidarity economy. This chapter reflects on economic, political and cultural opportunity structures and their relationship with new forms of collectivism and cooperativism, as well as on the methodological challenges this change poses for research in this area of study.
The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism
Oxford
Oxford University Press
9780190629038
Lekakis, E.; Forno, F.
Political consumerism in Southern Europe / Lekakis, E.; Forno, F.. - (2018), pp. 1-23. [10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.21]
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