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Author Guy, Simon.

Title A sociology of energy, buildings, and the environment : constructing knowledge, designing practice / Simon Guy and Elizabeth Shove
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
Description x, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Routledge research global environmental change series
Routledge research global environmental change series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Building research environments -- 3. Energy knowledges -- 4. Theories of knowledge and practice -- 5. The politics of insulation -- 6. Organizing design: housing and energy efficiency -- 7. Developing interests: office buildings and barriers -- 8. Conclusions
Summary "Bringing the social sciences to the heart of the 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 of environmental policy." "Drawing upon a wide programme of empirical research, the authors extend the reach of sociology and of energy research and policy. This book, therefore, represents essential reading for sociologists, students of environmental topics, and energy policy-makers and practitioners."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-155) and index
Subject Energy conservation -- Social aspects.
Energy conservation -- Environmental aspects.
Author Shove, Elizabeth, 1959-
LC no. 00058256
ISBN 0415182697 alkaline paper