Examining the dynamics of energy demand through a biographical lens
Nature and Culture
Berghahn Journals, Ltd
It is widely recognized that a major challenge in low carbon transitioning is the reduction of energy consumption. This implies a significant level of transformationin our ways of living, meaning the challenge is one that runs deep into the fabric of our personal lives. In this article we combine biographical research approaches with concepts from Bourdieu's practice theory to develop understanding of processes of change that embed particular patterns of energy consumption. Through an analysis of "case biographies" we show the value of biographical methods for understanding the dynamics of energy demand. © Berghahn Journals.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Nature and Culture. The definitive publisher-authenticated version, Examining the Dynamics of Energy Demand through a Biographical Lens. Butler, Catherine; Parkhill, Karen Anne; Shirani, Fiona; Henwood, Karen; Pidgeon, Nick in Nature and Culture, Volume 9, Number 2, Summer 2014, pp. 164-182 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/nc.2014.090204
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