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
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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:
9781317798347
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
2 MB

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