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15th September 2017

15th September 2017

15th September 2017

14th September 2017

13th September 2017

Consumption Ethics: Interdisciplinary Meanings and Intersections

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Description

The final seminar of the ESRC Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives series, will focus on Consumption Ethics: Interdisciplinary Meanings and Intersections. Guest speakers will include Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology at UCL; and Sir Jonathon Porritt, Environmentalist and Writer.

We are witnessing a continued growth of the ethical consumerism movement, alongside a significant shift in the breadth and scope of consumers’ ethical concerns. Far from a homogenous collective, however, what is ‘ethical’ will encapsulate different expressions, concerns and issues across individuals, groups and socio-spatial contexts. As we have seen throughout our seminar series, the multi-faceted ethical consumer is increasingly attracting academic interest across disciplinary fields, as well as drawing the attention of activist organisations, government bodies, journalists, media, celebrities, primary industry, manufacturing sectors, and retailers. The purpose of our series is to explore differing academic disciplinary lenses which can tend to be contained in separate streams of research literature that are developing in parallel and in relative isolation. Developing separate bodies of knowledge within bounded disciplinary silos has resulted in a multiplicity of terminology and varied tacit meanings of consumption ethics. In the final of our ESRC seminars we seek to advance consumer ethics scholarship through the development of an interdisciplinary, and indeed, transdisciplinary theoretical framework that encapsulates the complexity and contextual nature of consumption ethics.

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When

Thursday 14th September 1.30 - 6pm

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Who Should Attend

Academics and practitioners with an interest in ethics from any discipline.

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Benefits of Attendance

  • Keynote speeches from eminent guest speakers in the field of ethics: Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology at UCL and Sir Jonathon Porritt, leading environmentalist and writer
  • An opportunity to engage with academics and practitioners with interests in ethics and consumption
  • Panel discussion with academics specialising in ethics and consumption


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Location

Birkbeck University
Central London
Room CLO B01
Birkbeck
University of London
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HX


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Paper Submission Details

None required

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Speakers
 

  • Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology at UCL 
  • Sir Jonathon Porritt, Leading environmentalist and writer.


Discussion panel members will include:

  • Professor Frank Trentmann, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Dr Jo Littler, City, University of London
  • Professor Kate Soper, University of Brighton


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Programme

Link to programme can be found here.

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Provider Information

Universities of Glasgow, Royal Holloway, Melbourne and Leicester

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Accommodation

Venue: Room CLO B01, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
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Travel Information

The venue is within 15 minutes walk of St Pancras or Euston railway stations and is close to Russell Square and Goodge Street tube stations.

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Additional Information

Following the seminar, guests will be invited to attend a drinks reception.

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Contact

Kirsty.Husband@glasgow.ac.uk

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Event Price

Free but registration is required in advance.
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Book Now


To book your place please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/consumption-ethics-interdisciplinary-meanings-and-intersections-registration-35038799994

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14th September 2017   to   6:00 PM
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
Central London
London
WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom
Event Information
Event Provider ESRC Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives seminar series, Universities of Glasgow, Royal Holloway, Melbourne and Leicester
Date / Time Thursday 14th September, 13:30 - 18:00
Venue Birkbeck University, WC1E 7HX
Event Type Research Seminar
Target Audience Practitioners
Price Free but registration is required in advance.
Booking Deadline
Link to Booking Form https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/consumption-ethics-interdisciplinary-meanings-and-intersections-registration-35038799994
Contact Kirsty.Husband@glasgow.ac.uk
Delegate List Available? Yes

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