The mediatization of ethical consumption


  • Mikkel Fugl Eskjær Aalborg University Copenhagen



Mediatization, media sociology, ethical consumption, environmental communication


Over the years, mediatization studies have investigated the influence of media in numerous sections of contemporary society. One area that has received limited attention is the mediatization of consumption, particularly issues concerning ethical consumption. This article presents a study of how mediatization is transforming modern consumption and contributing to the mainstreaming of ethical consumption. Based on a study of a Danish online eco-store, the article argues that modern ethical consumption increasingly depends on new media practices to present sustainable consumption as practical and fashionable while effacing underlying processes of rationalisation and commercialisation.

Author Biography

Mikkel Fugl Eskjær, Aalborg University Copenhagen

Dept. of communication




How to Cite

Eskjær, M. F. (2013). The mediatization of ethical consumption. MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 29(54), 21 p.