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Kimberley Naqvi

Dr.

I teach a third year university course in The Geography of Consumption where students learn the history of the concept in cultural, economic, and policy contexts. They review the difference in defining the concepts in the context of those approaches, and analyse the potential and limitations of policy for addressing profound social and cultural change. They also explore contemporary debates about technocratic versus culturally and politically informed approaches, and do a little data work with the Materials Index to get an overview of world patterns and of the difficulties in obtaining the data we need.