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3/5/08 Women’s Studies 10 Lecture Notes Seeing Red or Doing the (Red) Thing?: Discourses of Shopping Your Way to a Better World the global citizen, the ethical consumer 1. questions to consider? a. How are the racialized and impoverished bodies of third world women and children being promoted as the “deserving” recipients of poverty alleviation measures? b. is it possible to purchase social justice? c. Does ethical consumption encourage buying one’s way out of guilt? 2. Shopping Your Way to a Better World? a. HIV-AIDS, Breast Cancer Research, and Third World Poverty b. Make consumers want to shop more and make themselves feel better when shopping more 3. Forms of Intervention a. Conventional capitalism – everyone around the globe should be participating in capitalism and should be productive workers b. Alternative trade – participate in more ethical production processes (no child labor, no slave workers, etc.) c. Anti-globalization movements – try to push against idea that shopping, capitalism, the
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