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Title The culture of energy / edited by Mogens Rüdiger
Published Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Mogens Rüdiger -- Gas-light in Italy between 1700 & 1800s : a history of lighting / Davide Del Curto and Angelo Landi -- De-electrifying the history of street lighting : energies in use in town and country (Portugal, 1780s-1930s) / Bruno Cordovil -- Electric light and the cityscape / Olivier Namier -- The hidden dimensions of electrical architecture / Olivier Namier -- NIS countries : culture of "energy spending" / Sergey Kizima -- Ågesta : the suburb nuclear plant : the possibilities of re-use and large-scale perservation [sic] of a radiation-contaminated power plant / Per Lundgren, Magdalena Tafvelin Heldner, Eva Dahlström Rittsél -- A tamed shrew? : images of the atomic age in Dutch popular culture, 1945-1957 / Dick van Lente -- Energy conservation in America : the case of New York / Robert Lifset -- An environmental perspective on recent energy sector development in Denmark : looking back on the last 15 years of change / Christian Friberg Nielsen -- Energy in homes : an historical approach to understanding new routines / Kirsten Gram-Hanssen -- How Danish households went electric and the construction of the modern Danish housewife / Jytte Thorndahl -- Women in rural Indian households and energy needs : struggle and solace : cultural perspective to reality / N.K. Kumaresan Raja -- The new culture of energy : how to empower energy users? / Gregoire Wallenborn -- The diffusion of central heating systems in Milan, Italy, between the 1700s-1800s / Carlo Manfredi -- Lessons drawn from the history of heating : a French perspective / Emmannuelle Gallo -- An integrated approach towards energy and aesthetics in lighting / Amardeep M. Dugar
Summary The culture of the modern world involves a sizeable and continuous use of energy. The story of energy as a part of modernity begins in the early 19th Century with hard work, experiments and the establishment of local energy systems. The natural conditions made certain by the alternation between light and dark, between warmth and cold, was gradually suspended by the introduction of electric lighting and heating into the home. The welfare state has significantly hastened this development to t .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Power resources -- History -- Congresses.
Power resources -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Rüdiger, Mogens.
Centre for Energy and Society
ISBN 1443812021