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- DescriptionDeep reductions in energy use and carbon emissions will t be possible within political ecomies that are driven by the capitalist imperatives of growth, commodification and individualization. As such, it has w become necessary to understand the relationship between capitalism and the emergence of high energy habits. Using the examples of home energy, transport and food, The Political Ecomy of Low Carbon Transformation articulates the relationship between the politics of ecomic expansion and the formation of high-energy habits at the level of family and household. The book elaborates a theory of habit and how it can contribute to this relationship. It critiques mainstream green ecomy and green energy prescriptions for low carbon transformation that take ecomic growth for granted and igre habits formed in a material world designed and built for high energy use. The book explores the growing number of communities around the world that are engaged in collaborative efforts to reform their community and household habits in ways that are less environmentally intrusive. It assesses their potential to make an impact on national and urban low carbon political agendas. The book is aimed at a large and growing interdisciplinary audience interested in the relationship between political ecomy, consumption and sustainability.
- Author BiographyHarold Wilhite is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway.
- Author(s)Harold Wilhite
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication23/03/2016
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Low Carbon Development
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note2 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white line drawings
- Weight362 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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