’Ethical Consumerism’: a presentation by French author Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Nov. 18)
How consumers can express their ideals through their purchases? At the invitation of SFU Woodward’s, Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier sociology professor at Sciences Po will describe her vision of the ’Ethical Consumerism’. The conference is scheduled on Nov. 18.
Consumers are often importuned to exercise responsibility in the market and to consume with an eye to their obligations as citizens.
They express their ideals directly through their purchases, participating in larger-scale protests: boycotting products from a large multinational corporation, buying “ethical” products, resisting advertising campaigns, and supporting alternative forms of trade.
What? Conference about ’Ethical consumerism’ - Free
When? Monday, November 18, 2013 I 7:00 PM
Where? Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier teaches Sociology of Markets as part of the Master’s in Sociologie de l’action organisée (Sociology of organized action) at Sciences de Po.
Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier received her PhD from École des Mines de Paris in 1996. She joined the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations from Sciences de Po in 2003 and is currently senior fellow at the CNRS.
She has been working in economic sociology, analyzing the way firms, social movements and states are framing consumers’ political and market skills. She is currently leading several research projects on consumption and the contentiousness of markets. She also teaches economic sociology, in the PhD program of sociology at Sciences de Po.
To know more - SFU Woodward’s website