Date: April 2010. Setting: Classroom of elementary school in Amsterdam. Participants: Four children aged 8, ﬁve parents, one teacher (as an observer). FOCUS GROUP MODERATOR (FGM): Today we are going to talk about consumption – that is what we eat, drink and use, and what we throw away. I hasten to say I know as much as you do about consumption, and probably less […] I have your consumption diaries in front of me… First, I want to ask the kids: What is consumption? ANGELA: It’s that diary … that we had to like … make. Right? JAN: It’s what we eat and drink. FMG [TO THE OTHER TWO CHILDREN]: What do you think? ANNEKE: Same as [Angela]. DIRK: Consumption is when you consume things. DIRK’S FATHER: [Laughs] And what is consume? DIRK: [shyly] Eating stuﬀ … JAN [EXCITEDLY]: That’s what I said! FMG [READING FROM JAN’S DIARY]: ‘Mum wants me to have sandwiches for breakfast.
|Title of host publication||Environmental Anthropology Today|
|Editors||Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415781558, 9780415781565|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Aug 2011|