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Examining the dynamics of energy demand through a biographical lens

Butler, Catherine, Parkhill, Karen Anne, Shirani, Fiona, Henwood, Karen ORCID: and Pidgeon, Nicholas Frank ORCID: 2014. Examining the dynamics of energy demand through a biographical lens. Nature and Culture 9 (2) , pp. 164-182. 10.3167/nc.2014.090204

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It is widely recognized that a major challenge in low carbon transitioning is the reduction of energy consumption. This implies a signifi cant level of transformation in our ways of living, meaning the challenge is one that runs deep into the fabric of our personal lives. In this article we combine biographical research approaches with concepts from Bourdieu's practice theory to develop understanding of processes of change that embed particular patterns of energy consumption. Through an analysis of “case biographies” we show the value of biographical methods for understanding the dynamics of energy demand.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Bergahn Journals
ISSN: 1558-6073
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 12:25

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