Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/8888
Title: Tensions in the Enactment of Neoliberal Consumer Responsibilization for Waste
Authors: Cherrier, Helene
Ture, Meltem
Keywords: consumer responsibilization
neoliberal governance
keeping
risk
uncertainty
sustainability
recycling
zero-waste
Risk
Regimes
Introspection
Consumption
Governance
Hierarchy
Culture
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Oxford Univ Press Inc
Abstract: Research has explored consumer responsibilization processes, yet there is a lack of understanding about the tensions that consumers might experience when enacting their responsibility. Using a large data set collected in France around waste responsibilization, we demonstrate how waste pathways can generate spatiotemporal, guidance, and destructiveness tensions in households. Consumers respond to such tensions by keeping waste at home, which allows them to suspend, clarify, or reappropriate their waste responsibility. In delineating the waste responsibility tensions, our study reveals the boundaries of neoliberal governance's success in mobilizing entrepreneurial consumers' actions, namely, community structure/shared vision, emotions, and market demand. These boundaries illustrate the challenges for neoliberal governance in providing and maintaining for consumers an illusion of control through the crafting of heightened uncertainty, abstraction, and risk-benefit categorizations. This study has implications for waste management actors, as well as consumer researchers interested in neoliberal governance, consumer responsibilization, consumer activism, sustainability, and waste disposal.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jcr/ucac037
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/8888
ISSN: 0093-5301
1537-5277
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