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  1. Brock University
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  2. Can we shop our way to a better world?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    In this article Umair Mohammad summarizes arguments from the introduction and first chapter of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism. Mohammad argues that lifestyle change and 'ethical consumerism' are not bridges to effective social change, but barriers to it. To build effective social movements, he says, we must begin by rejecting individualist approaches.
  3. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  4. Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Consumer freedom and privacy are examined as coercive commercialism quickly moves toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are forced into corporate payment systems from credit/debit cards, mobile phones and perhaps even through facial recognition technology.
  5. Design for the Real World
    Human Ecology and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, and mink-oil fertilizer for "the plant that has everything." Papanek discusses why the things you buy are expensive, badly designed, unsafe, and often don't work. He proposes alternative ways of thinking and alternative designs for safe, inexpensive, and desperately needed products.
  6. The Design of Everyday Things
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
  7. False Promises
    The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  8. Fear of Falling
    The Inner Life of the Middle Class

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Examines the insecurities of the middle class in an attempt to explain its turn to the right during the past two decades. Fear of Falling traces the myths about the middle class to their roots in the ambition and anxieties that torment it and that have led to its retreat from a responsible leadership role.
  9. The Illusion of Consumer Sovereignty
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    I tend to see the issue as social, economic, and political. I simply refuse to blame us consumers.
  10. Wendy-Moore MacQueen, Author, Speaker and President of Mormac Brand Re-engineering
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  11. Simon Fraser University
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  12. Sources welcomes Wendy Moore-MacQueen
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Sources welcomes a new member: Wendy Moore-MacQueen, Author, Speaker and President of Mormac Brand Re-engineering.
  13. Thanks for (not) shopping!?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Mixed-messaging during North American holidays puts the responsibility back on consumers.
  14. University of Winnipeg
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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