Bringing Environmentalism Home: Children’s Influence on Family Consumption in the Nordic Countries and Beyond

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Bringing Environmentalism Home: Children’s Influence on Family Consumption in the Nordic Countries and Beyond
Author(s) Larsson, Bengt ; Andersson, Magnus ; Osbeck, Christina
Date 2010
English abstract
This article discusses children as contributors to sustainable ecological development. The aim of the article is to develop a framework for researching two questions: What are the prerequisites for children to become responsible environmentalists? What actual and potential influence do children have on their family’s consumption? Three theoretical perspectives are elaborated in relation to relevant empirical research: children as cosmopolitan actors and world citizens, children as ‘subjects of responsibilization’ in relation to the discourse on sustainable development and children as actors influencing family negotiations about consumption. The article concludes by suggesting methodological implications that follow from this framework.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568209351554 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Sage Publications
Host/Issue Childhood;1
Volume 17
ISSN 0907-5682
Pages 129-147
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) cosmopolitanism
environmental education
governmentality
intergenerational influence
sustainable development
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11439 (link to this page)

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