Reclaiming Sustainable Space: A Study of Degrowth Activists

Javier Lloveras, Lee Quinn, Cathy Parker

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While degrowth debates typically encompass abstract ecological and economic arguments against growth, our study considers how degrowth-minded activism becomes interwoven with the production and consumption of space and place. Drawing illustrative insights from an ethnographic study in the city of Seville, our findings reveal a configuration of practices (accessibility, self-organisation, reproduction and conviviality) through which degrowth-minded activism infuses urban life with noncapitalist processes and logics. Consequently, our work contributes to a paucity of studies theorising the production/consumption of space in relation to broader processes of capitalist development. In doing so, we also promote a more humane consideration of the spatial dimensions through which more equitable ways of living are constituted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-202
Number of pages14
JournalMarketing Theory
Issue number2
Early online date20 Sept 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Activism
  • space
  • place
  • degrowth
  • consumption


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