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Demanding Energy

Space, Time and Change

Editors: Hui, Allison, Day, Rosie, Walker, Gordon (Eds.)

  • Offers a social scientific perspective on the topic of energy demand
  • Focuses on the diverse and varied processes of energy demand embedded in everyday life
  • Challenges existing assumptions in the relationship between social dynamics and energy
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About this book

This edited collection critically engages with an important but rarely-asked question: what is energy for? This starting point foregrounds the diverse social processes implicated in the making of energy demand and how these change over time to shape the past patterns, present dynamics and future trajectories of energy use. Through a series of innovative case studies, the book explores how energy demand is embedded in shared practices and activities within society, such as going to music festivals, cooking food, travelling for business or leisure and working in hospitals.

Demanding Energy investigates the dynamics of energy demand in organisations and everyday life, and demonstrates how an understanding of spatiality and temporality is crucial for grasping the relationship between energy demand and everyday practices. This collection will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of energy, climate change, transport, sustainability and sociologies and geographies of consumption and environment.

Chapters 1 and 15 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

About the authors

Allison Hui is Academic Fellow at the Department of Sociology and DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Rosie Day is Senior Lecturer in the Environment and Society at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Gordon Walker is Professor at the DEMAND Centre and Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Demanding Energy: An Introduction

    Hui, Allison (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Demanding Connectivity, Demanding Charging: The Co-production of Mobile Communication Between Electrical and Digital Infrastructures

    Wiig, Alan

    Pages 31-50

  • Constructing Normality Through Material and Social Lock-In: The Dynamics of Energy Consumption Among Geneva’s More Affluent Households

    Sahakian, Marlyne

    Pages 51-71

  • Understanding Temporariness Beyond the Temporal: Greenfield and Urban Music Festivals and Their Energy Use Implications

    Allen, Michael E. P.

    Pages 73-93

  • Towards a ‘Meaning’-ful Analysis of the Temporalities of Mobility Practices: Implications for Sustainability

    Psarikidou, Katerina

    Pages 99-119

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61991-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61990-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demanding Energy
Book Subtitle
Space, Time and Change
Editors
  • Allison Hui
  • Rosie Day
  • Gordon Walker
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61991-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61991-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61990-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 361
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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