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Sustainable MaterialismEnvironmental Movements and the Politics of Everyday Life$
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David Schlosberg and Luke Craven

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198841500

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198841500.001.0001

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New Directions and Virtues in Sustainable Materialist Movements

New Directions and Virtues in Sustainable Materialist Movements

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(p.129) 6 New Directions and Virtues in Sustainable Materialist Movements
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Sustainable Materialism
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David Schlosberg

Luke Craven

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841500.003.0006

After extensive examination of the specifically political motivations of sustainable materialist movements, this chapter focuses on what is new and unique about these movements, and what differentiates them from past notions of environmentalism and ethical or political consumerism. We discuss three key unique properties or strategies of the movements: that they are explicitly focused on collective action, engage a specific notion of systems-based and material sustainability, and embody a prefigurative politics or practice that is based in everyday material needs. Sustainable materialist movements also illustrate a set of key values or virtues, including humility, critical pluralism, and a political boldness that pushes beyond classic and limited notions of political action.

Keywords:   sustainable materialism, food justice, food movements, community energy, sustainable fashion, collective action, sustainability, prefigurative politics, critical pluralism, social movements

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