Posts categorized: Ethical consumption

Paula Arcari presents a paper at Minding Animals Conference in New Delhi, India

Research Assistant and PhD candidate Paula Arcari presented a paper at the thirsd Minding Animals Conference in New Delhi, India in January 2015. The 7-day conference was held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and covered a range of themes in animal studies including Animals and Culture, Women and Animals, Animal Law and Public Policy, and… Read more »

Tania Lewis gives keynote at ANZCA conference, July 2014

Chief Investigator Tania Lewis has presented a keynote address to delegates of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association’s (ANZCA) annual conference. Held at Swinburne University, the 2014 conference addressed the theme, ‘The digital and the social: communication for inclusion and exchange’; the full program of speakers can be accessed here. Entitled ‘Bringing the Chickens… Read more »

Research update – May 2014

Our first round of interviews is now well underway, and team members Kim and Ferne have been meeting and talking to range of people about the ‘state of play’ of ethical consumption in Australia. So far representatives from peak bodies that advocate for a range of ethical concerns have been interviewed, including Ethical Clothing Australia,… Read more »

Cultural Economies of Hard Rubbish – a report for Moreland Council

Together with colleagues from Swinburne University, Rowan Wilken and Malita Allan, EC team members Tania Lewis and Paula Arcari have prepared a report for Moreland Council in Melbourne’s inner north following ethnographic research conducted with residents who ‘glean’ from hard rubbish left on nature strips for collection by council contractors. This way of repurposing discarded… Read more »


Welcome to the official website of the research project, ‘The rise of ethical consumption in Australia: from the margins to the mainstream’. This project is funded for three years (2013-15) under the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Project scheme, and is based at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. This nationwide project will be the first of… Read more »