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1. The Time of Consumption; Kim Humphery 2. From Fast Fashion to Connected Consumption: Slowing Down the Spending Treadmill; Juliet B. Schor 3. You Eat What You Are: Cultivated Taste and the Pursuit of Authenticity in the Slow Food Movement; Charles Lindholm and Siv B. Lie. 4. Consuming Space Slowly: Reflections on Authenticity, Place and the Self; Nicholas Osbaldiston 5. Alternative Hedonism: The World by Bicycle; Martin Ryle and Kate Soper 6. Downshifting or Conspicuous Consumption? A Sociological Examination of Tree Change as a Manifestation of Slow Culture; Angela Ragusa 7. Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Eroticism of Slowness; Barnaby B. Barratt 8. Creativity Takes Time, Critique Needs Space: Re-Working the Political Investment of the Consumer through Pleasure; Roberta Sassatelli

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Barnaby B. Barratt, University of Cape Town, South Africa Kim Humphery, RMIT University, Australia Siv Lie, New York University, USA Charles Lindholm, Boston University, USA Angela Ragusa, Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia Martin Ryle, University of Sussex, UK Roberta Sassatelli, University of Milan, Italy Juliet B. Schor, Boston College, USA Kate Soper, London Metropolitan University, UK


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