The American Behavioral Scientist Journal invites submissions for a special issue on Sustainability, Consumerism, Socio-Demographic differences and purchase behavior, guest-edited by Martina Topić, Ioannis Kostopoulos and Miloš Krstić.

This special issue, therefore, looks at purchase behaviour linked to people’s sociodemographic characteristics, agency and origin to explore the extent to which people’s shopping behaviour can be changed and influence the sustainability agenda without tackling inequality first. The journal is interested in both normative and empirical papers that follow a variety of methodological approaches and present original research studying consumer behaviour (from marketing, sociological and psychological perspectives) as well as the behaviour of publics regarding communication messages that are communicated to publics (public relations perspective).

Studies on consumerism and its link to environmental degradation are also of interest, as well as studies tackling media impact on sustainability debate (Abdulrazak & Quoquab, 2018; Figueroa-García, 2018; Trudel, 2019; Kautish, & Sharma, 2020). Editors will consider all well-written and original papers. Sociological studies focusing on class and purchase behaviour and media studies focusing on how the media report on consumption and class are particularly welcome.

Deadline for full paper submission is November 1.

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