Book launch

Ethics and Morality in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Photographs of Michal Carrington, Andreas Chatzidakis and two guests from the book launch of the Ethics and Morality in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Business Ethics), which took place in Melbourne on 10 December 2016.

On the 12th September 2016, were were delighted to host a launch for our book 'Ethics and Morality in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Business Ethics)' in Glasgow. This event followed a successful seminar on 'Collectivities in Consumption Ethics', as part of the ESRC Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives seminar series. A book launch was also held at the University of Melbourne on 10 December 2016, led by co-author, Michal Carrington.

About the book

Ethics and Morality in Consumption takes an interdisciplinary perspective to provide multiple vantage points in creating a more holistic and integrated view of ethics in consumption. In this sense, interdisciplinary presupposes the consideration of multiple and distinct disciplines, which in this book are considered in delineated chapters. In addition, the editors make an editorial contribution in the final chapter of the book by combining these separate disciplinary perspectives to develop a nascent interdisciplinary perspective that integrates these perspectives and presents platforms for further research.

Ethical consumerism is on the rise. No longer bound to the countercultural fringes, ethical concerns and practices are reaching into the mainstream of society and being adopted by everyday consumers—from considering carbon miles to purchasing free-range eggs to making renewable energy choices. The wide reach and magnitude of ethical issues in society across individual and collective consumption has given rise to a series of important questions that are inspiring scholars from a range of disciplinary areas. These differing disciplinary lenses, however, tend to be contained in separate streams of research literature that are developing in parallel and in relative isolation.


A video from the Glasgow launch event is now available: 

Ethics and Morality in Consumption Book launch (Glasgow)


  • Deirdre Shaw, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Michal Carrington, Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Andreas Chatzidakis, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Royal Holloway, University of London, England

More about the authors can be found at: Meet the team