Consumerism and Sustainability

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the launch of Mark Fisher and Jeremy Gilbert’s relatively new policy document for Compass last Saturday, hosted by the Bauman Institute in The Tetley, Leeds. Two initial, if not superfluous, points: since I left Leeds, the old Tetley building has become something...

My interest in consumption/consumer society focuses primarily on later life. With governments around the world raising the retirement age and trying to extend “the working life” social divisions are increasingly apparent between those who can retire early and those who cannot. For the Sir Fred’ s (RBS) of this world...