Thursday, December 9, 2010

Individual Consumption and Systemic Societal Transformation

Guest Editors:
Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute and Clark University, USA
Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University, USA
Table of Contents
Cultural change for a bearable climate
Erik Assadourian, Worldwatch Institute, USA
Introduction to the Special Issue
Maurie J. Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA; Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University, USA ; Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute and Clark University, USA
What's blocking sustainability? Human nature, cognition, and denial 
William Rees, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sustainable consumption and the problem of resilience 
David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Community Essay
Speaking of sustainability: the potential of metaphor
Thomas Princen, University of Michigan, USA
Book Review Perspectives
Treading Softly: Paths to an Ecological Order, Thomas Princen
Anders Hayden, Boston College, USA

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—and a Vision for Change, Annie Leonard
Roberta Hawkins, Clark University, USA

The New Economics: A Bigger Picture, David Boyle & Andrew Simms
Emily Huddart Kennedy, University of Alberta, Canada

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption: The Rebound Effect, Horace Herring & Steve Sorrell (Eds.)
Halina Szejnwald Brown, Clark University, USA

Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Challenge Everything, Daniel Goleman
Robert Rattle, Independent Researcher, Canada

Farewell to Growth, Serge Latouche
François Diaz Maurin, DegrowthPedia, USA
Philip J. Vergragt, Tellus Institute, USA

Computing Our Way to Paradise? The Role of Internet and Communication Technologies in Sustainable Consumption and Globalization, Robert Rattle
Laura Stanik, Rutgers University, USA

Human Footprints on the Global Environment: Threats to Sustainability, Eugene A. Rosa, Andreas Diekmann, Thomas Dietz, & Carlo Jaeger (Eds.)
Jessica Pape, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Planning for Change: Guidelines for National Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Matthew Bentley
Sylvia Lorek, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Germany