What is it about?
Although this article is about energy use and choices in the energy sector, the core idea of how "choicelessness" arises in complex social-political-economic settings is presented clearly in this paper.
Why is it important?
With a lapse of 3+ decades, the ideas of choicelessness are now finally getting attention across a variety of disciplines. The authors of this article are also gearing up to revisit these ideas in the 21st century context.
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This page is a summary of: From social psychology to political economy: A model of energy use behavior, Journal of Economic Psychology, September 1983, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/0167-4870(83)90004-1.
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A. Fuat Firat and Nikhilesh Dholakia: Further Explorations on Choicelessness
This record of the Journal of Macromarketing article is from a German library source.
A. Fuat Firat and Nikhilesh Dholakia: Further Explorations on Choicelessness (at JMK-Sage)
This is the article page at the journal publisher Sage.
A. Fuat Firat and others on "Rethinking Consumption"
This entire issue of "Consumption, Markets & Culture" is available at this link.
Obama and Climate Change: Finally, attempts to step back from the precipice
After the (unfortunately ridiculed) moves by President Carter to conserve energy, President Obama is the first US president to tackle climate/energy issues head on.
Nikhilesh Dholakia and Ruby Roy Dholakia: Choice and Choiclessness paper
Short, classic paper gets to the nub of the "choice and choicelessness" issue... available here as FULL TEXT.
Ruby Roy Dholakia: Google Scholar Page
See the full research record of the lead author via this link.
Nikhilesh Dholakia: Link to Google Scholar Page
List of key research output... see especially the book "Consuming People"...
A. Fuat FIRAT: Pioneer innovative critical marketing thinker
Fuat has been illuminating the dark spaces of choice and choicelessness for over four decades...
President Barack Obama's Bold Move on Emission Reduction
We are past the point of degradation of the planet's climate... but perhaps... just perhaps... the moves by Obama administration will save the planet from utter ruin for the generations to come.
Obama moves on emissions: Possibly... just possibly... the planet MAY be saved
The theater of choice and choiceless, in matters of energy use, is going to play out in full splendor in 2015 and beyond.
Obama moves on emissions: Possibly... just possibly... just MAYBE.. Earth will escape ruin
"..the United States joins a handful of other major polluters, including Mexico and the European Union, in formally articulating its Paris [climate summit] position well in advance... World Resources Institute analyst Jennifer Morgan said... "This is a serious and achievable commitment"... [but] "unattainable deal," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.."
Google Scholar Page: A. Fuat FIRAT
Wide-ranging work, including critical analyses.
Ruby Roy Dholakia: New Perspectives on Choice-Choicelessness
Choice and choicelessness received some attention in our 1980s work. In 2016-17, Ruby Roy Dholakia and the other two authors are revisiting this topic in a major critical marketing encyclopedia from Routledge.
Choicelessness: A 2005 perspective
This author is one of the few to delve into this important topic, initiated in the 1980s by RR & N Dholakia, and AF Firat... Kudos to Terrance Gabel.
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