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  • Why we do not act sustainable (even though we want to) - clues from consumption diaries

    [19 Oct 2017] How and why do we shop? Central questions if you want to influence consumers to behave more sustainable. In a search for answers, Magdalena Petersson McIntyre and Anna Wester have analyzed a unique material consisting of consumption diaries in which people reflect on their own consumption. In this post at GRI-bloggen they discuss what they found.

  • Consumption and Sustainability - Does It Add Up?

    [5 Oct 2017] On August 2 of this year, we reached Overshoot Day. This is the day when the year¿s supply of renewable resources runs out, a day that comes earlier and earlier every year. Globally we are consuming like we have 1,7 planets at our disposal. This is not sustainable and for this to change we must consume less. But the economic system demands growth, and consuming less will have serious negative effects on the economy. How does this add up? Does it? What can the research on consumption tell us? At CCR many researchers grapple with these issues.

  • How plastic taught us to be wasteful

    [7 Jun 2016] "Probably the biggest influence plastic has had on consumers is teaching them how to waste. It is wrong to blame consumers for being wasteful, this practice has been foisted on them." So says Gay Hawkins, Professor of Cultural Studies and Social Theory at Western Sydney University. She studies the role of plastics in consumer society and visits Centre for Consumer Science on the 13-18th of June. We invite you to participate in an open seminar. Below you'll find an interview about her research.

  • Researching the subscribed dinner

    [14 Apr 2016] During April, Frej Hertz, PhD Student from Roskilde University, is guest researcher at Center for Consumer Science. He studies how households uses food-box subscriptions. His research is a part of the international project FOCAS (Food, Convenience and Stainability), partly hosted by CFK.

  • Highly Commended Award to Article on Consumer Logistics

    [3 Mar 2016] Johan Hagberg¿s och Daniel Normark¿s article ¿From basket to shopping bag ¿ Retailers role in the transformation of consumer mobility in Sweden, 1941-1970¿ have won the prize Highly Commended Award from Emerald Publishing.

  • Market Feminism - Commercialization of Gender and Equality

    [24 Feb 2016] The idea that gender consciousness can create increased profits is popular within business today. Experts are hired to achieve everything from gender conscious product design to more gender equal organizations. As a consequence more and more feminists turn to the market instead of the state to promote policies of gender equality. But what happens when ideas of gender equality meet profit interests and market logic? Magdalena Petersson McIntyre will study this question in the project Market Feminism - Commercialization of Gender and Equality.

  • The Consumption Report 2015: Per Capita Meat Consumption No Longer Increases

    [11 Jan 2016] The increase in Swedish meat consumption per person and year have come to a halt. And the consumption category that increased the most during 2014 was purchases by non-resident households in Sweden. These are two conclusions drawn in the yearly Consumption Report, published by Center for Consumer Science.

  • Research Council awards SEK 19.8 million to research into digitisation of consumer culture

    [5 Nov 2012] The Swedish Research Council has granted SEK 19.8 million to the research project Digcon: digitalizing consumer culture. Researchers from the following institutions are collaborating on this international, multidisciplinary project: the Centre for Consumer Science and the Centre for Retailing at the School of Business, Economics and Law of the University of Gothenburg, the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of Toulouse II (Université Toulouse II).

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