Seminar: Dr Clive Barnett, "Enacting the Ethical Consumer"

Past Event

21 October 2010, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Speaker: Dr Clive Barnett, Open University

Discussant: Mr Paul Burke, Acona

Chair: Professor Julian Savulescu, Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences

How do consumers know when they are acting responsibly? Are they making a difference when they buy "Fairtrade" or "certified organic"? Can consumers trust these kinds of accreditations?

This presentation will focus on developing a theoretical framework for understanding the relationship between the range of activities used by campaign organisations to enrol support and the ways in which ordinary people attribute meaning to the multiple demands placed on them as ‘consumers’ to act responsibly.

Seminars are free and open to everyone. They take place in the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) from 3.30-5.00pm on Thursdays during term time.