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Sustainable Materialism: Environmental Movements and the Politics of Everyday Life

David Schlosberg and Luke Craven


A growing number of environmental groups focus on more sustainable practices in everyday life, from the development of new food systems, to community solar, to more sustainable fashion. No longer willing to take part in unsustainable practices and institutions, and not satisfied with either purely individualistic and consumer responses or standard political processes and movement tactics, many activists and groups are increasingly focusing on restructuring everyday practices of the circulation of the basic needs of everyday life. This work labels such action sustainable materialism, and examin ... More

Keywords: environmental movements, environmental politics, sustainability, food justice, community energy, sustainable fashion, new materialism, sustainable consumption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198841500
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841500.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Schlosberg, author
Professor of Environmental Politics and Director, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney

Luke Craven, author
Research Fellow, University of New South Wales, Canberra