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Examining the Dynamics of Energy Demand through a Biographical Lens

Butler, C. and Parkhill, K. and Shirani, F. and Henwood, K. and Pidgeon, N. (2014) Examining the Dynamics of Energy Demand through a Biographical Lens. Nature and Culture, 9 (2). pp. 164-182. DOI: 10.3167/nc.2014.090204

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Abstract

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
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 02:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:57
ISSN: 1558-6073
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4874
Identification Number: DOI: 10.3167/nc.2014.090204
Publisher: Berghahn
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