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by Rita J. Erickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275957667

ISBN-13: 9780275957667

Pub. Date: 07/30/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This study compares household energy use, environmental awareness, and consumerism among residents of small towns in Sweden and America. The author, a cultural anthropologist, uses quantitative and qualitative data from fieldwork to formulate a holistic analysis. The study considers broader questions about the uses of energy, consumer goods, quality of life, and

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This study compares household energy use, environmental awareness, and consumerism among residents of small towns in Sweden and America. The author, a cultural anthropologist, uses quantitative and qualitative data from fieldwork to formulate a holistic analysis. The study considers broader questions about the uses of energy, consumer goods, quality of life, and the environment. The industrial worldview is critiqued at both individual and institutional levels. It concludes with a call for a more spiritual approach to environmentalism and social issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275957667
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Communities and Their Contexts

House Contents and Fuel Consumption

Household Activities

Consumer Awareness: Energy, Self-Image, and Conservation

Energy Consumption: Cultural Mandates and Individual Rationales

Energy Conservation: Cultural Sanctions and Individual Motives

The New Environmental Focus

Consumerism

Worldview

Conclusion

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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