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The Economics of Ethical Consumption


This chapter considers some of the contemporary conundrums and practices of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the complex context of pedagogies for ethical consumption. Considerable work has been done in the EfS curriculum and diffusion space. It is a whole-of-life endeavour and, therefore, implicates the gatekeepers of the professions in a range of ways. But interdisciplinary practice is still in its infancy in Higher Education Institutions (HEI), and so many of our structures and processes, across the Global North, at least, are defines and governed by calcified disciplinary demarcation which is historical in the practice of universities. This siloed approach reflects not only most Global North approaches to governance and policy making but also tacitly informs much intellectual and pedagogical concern with education on ethical and sustainable consumption. The epistemologies which inform the chapter may be framed as constructivist.