Foucault, the Consumer Culture and Environmental Degradation

Ethics, Place and Environment 12 (3):331-336 (2009)
Michel Foucault's theories and their relevance to 'consumer culture' and environmental degradation are considered. Specifically, Foucault's theory of power/knowledge and biopower are considered in light of current consumption rates among global consumer cultures and their link to trends in global environmental degradation. Lastly, Foucault's theory of resistance is suggested as a mechanism for environmental sustainability
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