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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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Conclusion

Conclusion

From Sustainable Materialism to System Change

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(p.148) 7 Conclusion
Source:
Sustainable Materialism
Author(s):

David Schlosberg

Luke Craven

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841500.003.0007

We conclude with a discussion of the potential of the sustainable material movements we examine in local food systems, community energy, and sustainable fashion. The focus is on the breadth and diversity of the influence of such movements—from small-scale and local impacts on political engagement and environmental sustainability, to the economic empowerment of local businesses and its impact on economic insecurity, to larger issues of systemic change in production and consumption systems. We discuss both the actual potential, as well as the real critiques and limitations, of sustainable materialist action. And we end with a return to the value of positing possibilities, alternative practices, and prefigurative politics in social movements.

Keywords:   sustainable materialism, food justice, food movements, community energy, sustainable fashion, social movements, system change, political participation, sustainability

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