The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment

Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice

by Simon Guy, Elizabeth Shove

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  • 9780415182690
  • 9781317798354
  • 9781317798347
Bringing the social sciences to the heart of 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 for environmental policy.

  • Taylor and Francis; February 2014
  • ISBN: 9781317798354
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment
  • Author: Simon Guy; Elizabeth Shove
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415182690
  • 9781317798354
  • 9781317798347

In The Press

'interesting and illuminating book' - Claire Haggett, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management