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Consumer activists

National Consumers Committee for Research and Education (U.S.)

Consumer activists

they made a difference : a history of consumer action related by leaders in the consumer movement

by National Consumers Committee for Research and Education (U.S.)

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Consumers Union Foundation in Mount Vernon, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Consumer protection -- United States -- History,
  • Consumer cooperatives -- United States -- History,
  • Consumers -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesA history of consumer action related by leaders in the consumer movement
    StatementNational Consumers Committee for Research and Education
    ContributionsConsumers Union Foundation
    The Physical Object
    Pagination365 p. ;
    Number of Pages365
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22810766M
    ISBN 100890430233
    LC Control Number82073203

      We’re witnessing a groundswell of a new consumer activism. Since the beginning of , one in five Americans has participated in some form of political rally. For close to 20 percent of those, it was the first time they’d ever expressed that kind of : Peter Horst. Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power. Abstract [Excerpt] Consuming with a conscience is one of the fastest growing forms of political participation worldwide. Every day we make decisions about how to spend our money and, for the socially conscious, these decisions : Louis Hyman, Joseph Tohill.

      One of the virtues of this book is that it carefully analyses real conflicts of interest between identifiable actors in the international arena, which provides the fundament for the important observation that ‘defeat rather than passivity better characterizes the history of consumer activism’ (p. ).Author: Iselin Theien. Anti-consumerism arose in response to the problems caused by the long-term mistreatment of human consumers and of the animals consumed, and from the incorporation of consumer education to school curricula; examples of anti-consumerism are the book No Logo () by Naomi Klein, and documentary films such as The Corporation (), by Mark.

      A definitive history of consumer activism, Buying Power traces the lineage of this political tradition back to our nation’s founding, revealing that Americans used purchasing power to support causes and punish enemies long before the word boycott even entered our lexicon. Taking the Boston Tea Party as his starting point, Lawrence Glickman argues that the . In the book, the authors share their activist experiences along with missteps, and outline how to become a powerful, effective and efficient activist and advocate for animals. The book is a quick read and will inspire and motivate readers to a lifetime of activism in behalf of animals as well as other kinds of social change.


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Glickman deftly leads the reader from the revolutionary-era embargo of British tea to the bus boycotts to combat segregation, showing how Americans have used consumer power politically and how consumer activism relates to the modern interest group politics of the consumer movement.

This is a timely book that deserves a wide audience.”Cited by: "Prosperity for All is a significant book that offers a new angle-and much fresh evidence, from previously unstudied places-on the history and meaning of the modern consumer movement.

Hilton has done an impressive range of research around the world. By lining up Western examples alongside the vibrant but largely unknown movement in Asia and Cited by: The book also includes more than 40 entries about consumer movements in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

A timeline of key events and a listing of the most important books on the subject of consumer activism help provide context for the individual entries as do two introductory essays.5/5(1). Get this from a library. Consumer activists: they made a difference: a history of consumer action related by leaders in the consumer movement.

[National Consumers Committee for Research and Education (U.S.); Consumers Union Foundation.]. Protest Politics in the Marketplace examines how social media has revolutionized the use and effectiveness of consumer activism.

In her groundbreaking book, Caroline Heldman emphasizes that consumer activism is a democratizing force that improves political participation, self-governance, and the accountability of corporations and the by: 1.

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Nicholas D. Kristof (Goodreads Author) (shelved 4 times as social-activism) avg rating — 49, ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read. As one sign that really spoke to us at the Women’s March proclaimed, protesting is the new brunching.

With rallies Consumer activists book out across the country on issues ranging from women’s rights to immigration, it’s safe to say that many Americans have started to take an active role in ’s why we’re stocking our bookshelves with reads for the activist, from firsthand Author: Ashley Macey.

Activism is not a new concept; in fact, it has been around for many years and has, at times, yielded positive results too.

What follows is a list of the biographies of some of the most famous activists along with details of their life history, trivia interesting facts about them.

Pages in category "Consumer rights activists" The following 79 pages are in this category, out of 79 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Consumer activists may frame the purchase of a good or service as a moral choice, with the consumer partly responsible for aspects of the production.

In this way, consumer activists attempt to influence the behavior of consumers by getting them to consider their consumption choices in an ethical light. Consumer Activists and Their Impact on the Pet Food Industry Highly connected and bent on exposing potential injustice, many impassioned pet owners have become a source of concern for pet food manufacturers.

However, through cooperation and information, consumer activists can number among a company’s greatest allies. by Robert J. Silver, DVM, CVA.

With tremendous clarity and analytical sophistication, she shows that far from 'duped consumers, ' radio listeners were savvy, sassy, and effective activists who talked back plenty to commercial radio. Analyzing the dynamics of as a contested zone between listeners, advertisers, radio stations, and new consumer Cited by: SAGE Video Bringing teaching, learning and research to life.

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Consumer protection concerns the efforts of governments, not-for-profit organizations and activists to protect consumer rights, by taking into account consumers' needs and interests.

The scope of consumer protection covers measures against predatory pricing, abusive business practices, unfair business practices, fraud and misrepresentation. Ralph Nader (/ˈneɪdər/; born Febru ) is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism and government reform causes.

The son of Lebanese immigrants to the United States, Nader was educated at Princeton and Harvard Awards: Gandhi Peace Award, Horchow Award. SAGE Books The ultimate social sciences digital library.

But consumer activism assumes many different formats: campaigns, legal cases, education, individual and collective acts, whistle-blowing and other forms of direct action. We identify four waves and types of consumer activism, each with its own characteristics: the co-operative.

The book Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America, Lawrence B. Glickman is published by University of Chicago Press. Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America, Glickman All Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK   The book also includes more than 40 entries about consumer movements in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

A timeline of key events and a listing of the most important books on the subject of consumer activism help provide context for the individual entries as do two introductory essays.5/5(1).

The book also includes more than 40 entries about consumer movements in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. A timeline of key events and a listing of the most important books on the subject of consumer activism help provide context for the individual entries as do two introductory essays.

Economic activism may include minimum wage and tax policies that impact income inequality and redistribution of wealth. Political activism covers lobbying, voting, voting rights, and policy (gerrymandering, campaign finance, etc).

Environmental activism deals with conservation, environmental, land-use, air and water pollution laws and policies. What does a consumer activist do?

Consumer activism may sound like a different animal, but in reality, it is a social justice cause, and lobbying and protesting are two methods to help consumers.

But it is much more than that. Consumer activists are concerned with the impact of purchasing on people and the environment.He explains how “market rebels” — activists who defy authority and convention — are the real force behind the success or failure of radical innovations.

Rao shows how automobile enthusiasts were the ones who established the new automobile industry by staging highly publicized reliability races and lobbying governments to enact licensing laws.When the blurb on the back of a book features a quote from Nick Cavethe man who utilized exactly different terms for vagina and masturbation in his wonderful novel The Death of Bunny Munrocalling your book repulsive, you know you have managed some kind of achievement The Consumer is a collection of grotesque and scatologically unsound vignettes written over /5.