Juliet Schor: SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change

Professor of Sociology at Boston College, Juliet Schor, discusses her research into what has become known as the sharing economy. In her presentation, The Sharing Economy:Paradoxes of openness and distinction, Professor Schor addresses some of the claims that have been made about the sharing economy, such as: enhancing economic opportunities, spreading wealth, introducing a fundamentally Read more about Juliet Schor: SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change[…]

John Sterman: SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change

In his presentation ‘Cultural Change to Sustainable Consumption: A dynamic systems perspective’, John Sterman, the Jay Forrester Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, spoke about the cultural shift toward sustainable consumption form the perspective of dynamic systems. Professor Sterman uses dynamic models to better understand our unsustainable economic system, to help Read more about John Sterman: SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change[…]

Claus Offe: SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change

Claus Offe, Professor of Political Science at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, discussed recent changes in consumption patterns, owing to decreasing household wealth, and the responses to these changes by the state and capital. Claus Offe’s Presentation Claus Offe Discussion For more SCORAI videos please go to: www.youtube.com/scoraiorg/videos Commentary and Blogs The following Read more about Claus Offe: SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change[…]

David Snow: SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change

David Snow, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California–Irvine talked about framing and identity formation in social movements, in relation to social change efforts. For more SCORAI videos please go to: www.youtube.com/scoraiorg/videos   Commentary and Blogs The following links lead to blogs or comments about the video Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy