Dr. Jeanine Schreurs (Maastricht)

Living with Less. A Sustainable Lifestyle PerspectiveA restraint, modest way of living is generally associated with negative connotations as poverty and shortage. This framing has a strong  ideological character, reflecting mainstream consumer aspirations (more is better). International  studies of  voluntary and unvoluntary downshifters however show a different perspective.  Living with less can be an enriching experience and an attractive way of life for people across social strata.

 

Dr. J. Schreurs
Researcher Consumer Studies and Sustainability
www.jeanineschreurs.nl
jeanine.schreurs@versatel.nl