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ERIC Number: EJ979987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Critically Minded Shopping as a Process of Adult Learning and Civic Engagement
Jubas, Kaela
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n135 p61-69 Aut 2012
The author's academic interest in how shopping relates to adult learning goes back several years, to the author's Ph.D. program. Concerns are wide ranging, from social and material inequities manifest in unfair labor conditions for producers, to environmental degradation, to the tendency to favor economic viability single-mindedly over ecological sustainability. Critical shoppers might change their practices as they encounter and learn from new social movements, and they might apply what they have learned from movements while they consider their own practices. This chapter explores how shopping practices that challenge mainstream consumerism can be understood as forms of social movement learning and civic engagement, and illuminate complexities and paradoxes inherent in these processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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