Communication and the Ethics of Consumption May 24, 2012

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Event Dates: 
May 24, 2012
Executive Board Room (#444), Cronkite School of Communication & Journalism, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ


Communication and the Ethics of Consumption May 24, 2012
ICA Environmental Communication Interest Group Pre-conference
Executive Board Room (#444), Cronkite School of Communication & Journalism
Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona
General Schedule (subject to changes)
8:00-8:30 – Registration at ICA Registration Booth, Coffee & pastries (courtesy of IECA)
8:30-8:45 – Greetings & Announcements: Richard Doherty (Chair, EC IG), Merav Katz-Kimchi, IECA
Representatives (TBA)
8:45-9:50 – Guest speakers
John D. Peters: “Desire Culminates in Smoke”
Kim Humphery: “The Ethics of Address: Communicating Anti-Consumerism”
Sandra Braman: “Anthropophagy, and Other Metabolisms of the Representational Economy”
9:50-10:00 – Coffee Break
10:00-11:30 – Session 1
Marketing Environmentally-friendly Products, Services, and Corporate Images
[Chair/Respondent: Kim Humphrey]
Merav Katz-Kaimchi & Lee Ahern, “Explicating “green consumerism”: Oxymoron or ethical
Xinghua Li, “A comparative study of green home advertisements in China and the US: The crisis of
dwelling and the consumption of private space”
Omneya Nour Eddin Khalifa, “Consumption values on Arab TV advertising”
Mark Pedelty, “Singing to the choir: Sonic conflicts over sustainability in corporate vs. anticorporate
ad campaigns”
Lucy Atkinson & Yoojung Kim, “Selling solutions: Exploring the relationship between green
advertising appeals and the environmental crisis”
11:30 -12:30 – Session 2
Institutional Discourse on Ethical Consumption: From State to Church
[Chair/Respondent: Sandra Braman]
Joshua Trey Barnett, “Investing in the environment: Creating a consumption culture on the white
house website” (Distance presentation via Skype)
Carrie Packwood Freeman & Oana Leventi-Perez, “Pardon your turkey and eat him too:
Antagonism over consuming animals in the discourse of the presidential pardoning of the
thanksgiving turkey”
Sheree Martin, “Creation care & the megachurch: Does the rhetoric reflect the web marketing?”
12:30-1:15 Lunch break on-site by Atlasta Catering
1:15-2:30 – Session 3
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Justice
Communication and the Ethics of Consumption May 24, 2012
[Chair/Respondent: Chad Raphael]
Sophie Esmann Andersen & Anne Ellerup Nielsenm, “Co-creating CSR: A conceptual perspective
on consumer and corporate social responsibility”
Miranda J. Brady & Salma Monani, “Wind Power! Marketing renewable energy on tribal lands and
the struggle for just sustainability”
Patrick D. Murphy, “Seeding corporate sustainability: A discourse analysis of Monsanto’s
Garrett Broad, “Vegans for Vick”
2:30-3:30 – Session 4
Mediating ‘Ethical Consumption’: Material and Immaterial Consequences
[Chair: Xinghua Li]
Mikkel Eskjær, “Mediatisation and ethical consumption”
P. Sol Hart & Lauren Feldman, “Threat without efficacy? How news coverage of climate change
may drive maladaptive behavior”
Nicholas John, “Sharing: Or what do ethical consumption and Web 2.0 have in common”
3:30-3:45 Coffee Break
3:45-4:30 Session 5
Roundtable on Edutainment
[Chair: Richard Doherty]
Ross Singer, “The ethos of consumption, or the problem of convenience in ‘An Inconvenient
Seth Ashley, “The role of media literacy in addressing the ethics of consumption”
4:30-5:15 Session 6
Teaching Ethical Consumption
Chad Raphael, “The ethics of consumption in the undergraduate environmental communication
Alison Henderson, “Communicating social change”
David Benin, “Power Down: Consumption, sustainability, and environmental new media”
5:15-5:25 Conclusion and Goodbye: Xinghua Li
5:25-5:30 Group pick up and clean up