Tag: consumer culture
Understanding Cultural-Environmental Connections
How well do we grasp the impacts of our habits of consumption on the world? Does it really make a difference at the poles, or in small island states threatened by sea-level rise, just what food we choose to put into our bodies? How do we imagine ourselves in relation to the environments we inhabit?
How does our work ethic impact the environment?
The business-as-usual work week significantly affects how people structure their lives. Environmental philosopher Kate Soper takes this observation a step further, reflecting on some of the effects on the environment of compartmentalizing and organizing our societies according to the paradigms of work and leisure, production and consumer culture.