Consumption, Everyday Life and Sustainability. Funded by the ESF TERM programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Papers

 

You can access a number of other relevant papers from the Infrastructures of Consumption and the Environment ESF Workshop site.

Please note that the papers are ordered according to events they were associated with. Consequently, some papers are duplicated.

Contents of the Reader for the Summer School of 1999

Introduction

Elizabeth Shove and Dale Southerton

 

Introducing Consumption, Everyday Life and Sustainability

Theme 1 - The Dynamics of Consumption

Gert Spaargaren

 

The Ecological Modernisation of Domestic Consumption

Michael Jacobs

 

The Quality of Life

Don Slater

 

 

Themes from the Sociology of Consumption

 

Theme 2 - Cross-Cultural Meanings and Practices

Elizabeth Shove and Alan Warde

Noticing inconspicuous consumption

Harold Wilhite and Loren Lutzenhiser

Social Loading and Sustainable Consumption

Guliz Ger, Hal Wilhite, Bente Halkier, Jeppe Laessoe, Mirjam Godskesen, Inge Ropke

Symbolic Meanings of High and Low Impact Consumption in Different Cultures

 

Theme 3 - Configuring Demand

Mika Pantzar

 

Do Commodities Reproduce themselves through human beings? Man vs. nature vs. technology: problems and new conceptualisations

Jaap Jelsma

 

Philosophy Meets Design, or how the masses are missed (and revealed again) in environmental policy and ecodesign

Mika Pantzar, Elizabeth Shove, Dale Southerton & Pol Strandbakken.

 

 

Configuring domestic technologies: the normalisation of freezers in Finland, Norway and the UK

Theme 4 - Consumption, Sustainability and Time

Alan Warde, Elizabeth Shove & Dale Southerton

Convenience, schedules and sustainability

Theo Beckers

The expropriation of time: the end of Fordist work and leisure

 

Theme 5 - Systems of Provision and Sustainability

Pirkko Kasanen, Anne Malin, 

Karl Steininger & Franz Prettenthaler

Environmental innovation in consumption and the development of a sustainable infrastructure

Heather Chappells & Elizabeth Shove

Bins and the history of waste relations

Bas van Vliet and Heather Chappells

The Co-provision of Utility Services: Resources, New Technologies & Consumers

 

Links to papers from Workshop 1

Bente Halkier

Environmentally Friendly Consumption Practices - Life Politics?

Michael Jacobs

The Quality of Life

Jeppe Laessoe

Quality of Life as an Eco-political Argument - a few psychological reflections

Johanna Moisander

Complexity and Multidimensionality of Ecologically Responsible Consumer Behaviour

Mika Pantzar

Do Commodities Reproduce Themselves Through Human Beings?

Christer Sanne

Issues of Public Opinion on Lifestyles and Environment

Elizabeth Shove

Notes on Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience

Gert Spaargaren

Theorizing Sustainable Lifestyles and Domestic Consumption Patterns in between Deterministic and Voluntaristic Models of Social Change

Liisa Uusitalo

Social Norms and Co-operation - a Precondition for Sustainable Development

Bas van Vlient

The ecological restructuring of household consumption and related large technical systems: From captive to authoritarian consumer?

Alan Warde

Noticing Inconspicuous Consumption

Hal Wilhite

Cultural Aspects of Consumption

 

Exchange 1 Social Markers

Guliz Ger, Hal Wilhite, Bente Halkier, Jeppe Laessoe, Mirjam Godskesen, Inge Ropke

Symbolic Meanings of High and Low Impact Daily Consumption Practices in Different Cultures

 

Exchange 2 Freezer Sociology

Mika Pantzar

What do we need a freezer for? - The social construction of the freezer use(r) in Finland from the 1950s to the 1980s

Pl Strandbakken:

Domesticating The Freezer

Elizabeth Shove and Dale Southerton

Frozen in Time: Convenience and the Environment.

Alan Warde, Elizabeth Shove & Dale Southerton

Convenience, schedules and sustainability

 

Exchange 3- Attitudes and Values

Anna-Lisa Lindn, Johanna Moisander, sa Thelander & Liisa Uusitalo

Environmental Values Attitudes & Behaviour: Perspectives on Consumption as a Social Project.

 

Exchange 4 Infrastructures, innovation and design

Pirkko Kasanen, Anne Malin, Karl Steininger & Franz Prettenthaler

Environmental Innovation in Consumption and the Development of a Sustainable Infrastructure

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