Pathways to a more Sustainable Future
Edited by Anna Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau
To Be Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge – 208 pages
This book examines the topic of sustainable consumption, an important emerging topic in the academic discourse on sustainable development and global environmental change. Throughout the book, transdisciplinary insights from sociology, geography and political science are developed to highlight major aspects of the current academic debate on sustainable consumption. Conceptual ideas are advanced, especially in relation to social practice theory, theories of behavioural change and innovative approaches such as visioning and backcasting methodologies.
The research focuses on the sectors of energy, water, transport and food, and challenges current policy, practice and thinking in the field of sustainable consumption. Challenging Consumption provides insights for academic debate as well as research pathways and policy recommendations for practitioners and policy makers.
Part 1: Living 1. Introduction Anna Davies, Frances Fahy and Henrike Rau 2. Sustainable Lifestyles Mary Lavelle Part 2: Moving 3. Changing Travel Behaviour Barbara Heisserer 4. Virtual Mobility Michael Hynes Part 3: Dwelling 5. Heating Ruth Doyle 6. Washing Ruth Doyle 7. Eating Jessica Pape Part 4: Futures 8. Policy and Practice: the way forward Frances Fahy, Jessica Pape, Henrike Rau 9. Researching Consumption: where to from here? Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau, Anna Davies
Anna Davies is Professor at the department of Geography in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Frances Fahy is a lecturer in Environmental Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Henrike Rau is a lecturer in Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.