Essays about: "social inertia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 essays containing the words social inertia.

  1. 1. Neoliberal ethics messing with sustainability? An analysis of the fundamental conflict between neoliberal ethics and sustainability measures and its consequences

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Lucia Betzler; [2019]
    Keywords : sustainability science; neoliberal ethics; hegemonic ideology; social inertia; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; critical discourse analysis; Friedrich A. Hayek; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Despite all of the detrimental effects predicted in the event of non-action regarding climate change, a large number of people in the Global North are in a state of social inertia and openly criticise climate change mitigation (CCM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) measures. Most explanatory approaches of this phenomenon do not question the basic beliefs that our system is based on in their analysis. READ MORE

  2. 2. Preventing Inertia: Levaraging the Usage of Facebook as a Dynamic Capability

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/Internationella Handelshögskolan; Högskolan i Jönköping/Internationella Handelshögskolan; Högskolan i Jönköping/Internationella Handelshögskolan

    Author : Fanny Nilsson; Felicia Schützler; Jennifer Sturedahl; [2019]
    Keywords : Business Development; Digital Innovation; Dynamic Capability; Facebook; Inertia; Marketing Inertia; Marketing Strategy; Organizational Inertia; Social Media;

    Abstract : Background – Inertia describes a state whereby companies develop slower relative the pace of change experienced by their environment, something most organizations experience at least once in their lifetime. Being in the state of inertia and consequently failing to adapt to change cause new businesses to replace old ones. READ MORE

  3. 3. There is No Alternative: A Symbolic Interactionist Account of Swedish Climate Activists

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Sociologi; Lunds universitet/Sociologiska institutionen

    Author : Kristoffer Berglund; [2019]
    Keywords : climate change; climate activism; symbolic interactionism; sociology of emotions; climate anxiety; environmentalism; social psychology; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Today, a climate crisis is immanent. In this thesis I have conducted nine semi-structured interviews with Swedish climate activists. READ MORE

  4. 4. Design for change : Generation Y consumers' perception of sustainability in the fast fashion industry

    University essay from Högskolan Kristianstad/Fakulteten för ekonomi

    Author : Anna Theresa Hofmann; [2019]
    Keywords : Generation Y; Millennials; sustainability; attitude-behavior gap; fast fashion; knowledge;

    Abstract : Research Questions: “What knowledge do Generation Y consumers’ have about sustainability in the fast fashion industry?” and “How do the factors of the attitude-behavior gap influence the Generation Y consumers in their decision making for fast fashion clothes?”       Problem Formulation: Sustainability as a topic has regained great attention over the last couple of years. Generation Y consumers’ demand for more sustainable actions, especially in fast fashion, puts increasing pressure on the industry. READ MORE

  5. 5. “Paris Measurements” : The Inertia of the Thin Ideal on the Runways of Paris Fashion Week

    University essay from Högskolan i Borås/Akademin för textil, teknik och ekonomi; Högskolan i Borås/Akademin för textil, teknik och ekonomi

    Author : Sara Swahnström; Agnes Hultén; [2019]
    Keywords : Thin Ideal; Visual Representation; Idealization; Organizational Ecology; Inertia; Aesthetics; Fashion Week; Paris Fashion Week;

    Abstract : Background - Welcome to the 2010’s and its visual information culture informing about the century-old ideal of thinness, by sending (almost) exclusively thin bodies down the runway of Paris Fashion Week (PFW). This, while at the same time the academia and mass media are repeatedly articulating the necessity of a more ethical aesthetic within the fashion industry, while the argument that “thinness sells” lack empirical support, while measures are taken around Europe to discourage media bias and encourage healthy bodies walking the, and while the body positivity movement – applauding the diversity of body types – is on the rise in the Western society. READ MORE