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The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment

Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice

By Simon Guy, Elizabeth Shove

Routledge – 2000 – 176 pages

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    978-0-415-18269-0
    December 14th 2000

Description

Bringing the social sciences to the heart of environmental debate, this book demonstrates the relevance of sociological analysis for environmentally critical issues like energy consumption. Focusing on energy efficiency and the built environment, the authors take a critical look at the production and use of technical knowledge and energy-related expertise. Challenging the conventional assumptions of scientists and energy policy-makers, the book outlines a new role for social research and a new paradigm for environmental policy.

Reviews

'interesting and illuminating book' - Claire Haggett, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Contents

I. Introduction

II. Building Research Environments

III. Energy Knowledges

IV. Theories of Knowledge and Practice

V. The Politics of Insulation

VI. Organising Design: Housing and Energy

VII. Developing Interests: Office Buildings and Barriers

VIII. Conclusions

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  1. Environmental Geography

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Description: By Simon Guy, Elizabeth Shove. Bringing the social sciences to the heart of environmental debate, this book demonstrates the relevance of sociological analysis for environmentally critical issues like energy consumption. Focusing on energy efficiency and the built environment, the...
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