The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment: Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice

The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment: Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice

by Simon Guy, Elizabeth Shove, Guy Simon
     
 

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415182690
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Global Environmental Change Ser.
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of 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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