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Mobile activism, material imaginings, and the ethics of the edible: Framing political engagement through the Buycott app

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In this article, we explore the discursive constructions of Buycott, a free mobile app that provides a platform for user-generated ethical consumption campaigns. Unlike other ethical consumption apps, Buycott’s mode of knowledge production positions the app itself as neutral, with app users generating activist campaigns and providing both data and judgment. Although Buycott is not a dedicated food activism app, food features centrally in its campaigns, and the app seems to provide a mobile me...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.04.002

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Geoforum Journal website
Volume:
74
Pages:
63-73
Publication date:
2016-06-07
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0016-7185
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uuid:d8360ce1-35ce-49ff-8cfd-87ecbd9963c4
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629354
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pubs:629354

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