Conceptualizing connections Energy demand, infrastructures and social practices

@inproceedings{Shove2015ConceptualizingCE,
  title={Conceptualizing connections Energy demand, infrastructures and social practices},
  author={Elizabeth Shove and Matthew Watson and Nicola Jane Spurling},
  year={2015}
}
Problems of climate change present new challenges for social theory. In this paper we focus on the task of understanding and analysing car dependence, using this as a case through which to introduce and explore what we take to be central but underdeveloped questions about how infrastructures and complexes of social practice connect across space and time. In taking this approach we work with the proposition that forms of energy consumption, including those associated with automobility, are… CONTINUE READING

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