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Putting Sustainability into Practice : Applications and Advances in Research on Sustainable Consumption

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Written by sociologists and other sustainability researchers from Europe and North America, the 11 chapters in this book apply social practice theories to the challenges of sustainable consumption and creating a more sustainable society, illustrating how practices of consumption are connected to habits, socio-technical systems, norms, and agency and conformity. They address how the study of sustainable consumption needs to move beyond the household into the public sphere; how household routines, such as driving and eating, are impacted by societal variables and are not a reflection of individual agency; and shifts in systems of provision, such as sustainable social innovations, housing, and sustainable finance, that influence daily routines that have environmental consequences. Some of the chapters are based on papers given at the inaugural conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), held in Worcester, Massachusetts, in July 2013. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Nature, Business + Money Management, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Development / Sustainable Development, Ecology, Sociology / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Language: English
Street Date: February 17, 2016
TCIN: 50814544
UPC: 9781784710590
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-5568

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