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Research Handbook on Energy and Society

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Research Handbook on Energy and Society

9781839100703 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Janette Webb, Professor of Sociology of Organisations, Faye Wade, Chancellor’s Fellow and Margaret Tingey, Honorary Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
Publication Date: December 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 070 3 Extent: c 416 pp
This incisive Research Handbook examines the relationship between energy and society, across both macro- and micro-scales, in the context of the climate crisis. Featuring an extensive examination of current research in the field from fifty expert international contributors, it offers important insights into the inter-connections between the globally organised fossil fuel energy system and the changing structures of society.

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This incisive Research Handbook examines the relationship between energy and society, across both macro- and micro-scales, in the context of the climate crisis. Featuring an extensive examination of current research in the field from fifty expert international contributors, it offers important insights into the inter-connections between the globally organised fossil fuel energy system and the changing structures of society.

Structured in four thematic parts, the Research Handbook begins with an analysis of the evolution of large-scale energy production and consumption using coal, oil and gas. Chapters then explore social divisions and inequalities in energy systems in different countries, before moving on to discuss energy governance, policy and politics, along with strategies to achieve transformation. In the final part, the Research Handbook investigates forms of knowledge, stories and public engagement being used to re-make energy futures, concluding that social sciences are identifying the inter-locking societal and technical changes needed to enable rapid systemic changes in energy.

The Research Handbook on Energy and Society will be a crucial resource for social science scholars and students interested in the intersections of energy, climate change and society, including aspects of governance, policy and politics, social identity, social justice and inequalities.
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‘Too often seen as a technical issue, how we live with and can transform our energy systems is a societal challenge. This Handbook gathers international contributors to examine the profound social questions that underpin how energy is provided and used. Drawing on examples from a wide range of social contexts, it provides crucial insights into how energy is central not only to how we live but who we are and offers key findings pointing to how the transformations necessary for a more sustainable future can be realised.’
– Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University, UK
Contributors
Contributors include: Muhammed Adeel, Gretchen Bakke, Bipasha Baruah, Noam Bergman, Ronan Bolton, Noel Cass, Karla G. Cedano, Heather Chappells, Catherine Cherry, Richard Cowell, Tina Fawcett, Mariëlle Feenstra, Michael J. Fell, Anna Gorbatcheva, Robert Gross, Christopher Groves, Richard Hanna, Karen Henwood, Kathryn B. Janda, Niall Kerr, Heather Lovell, Karen Lucas, Frédéric Marty, David McCrone, Janine Morley, Peter J. G. Pearson, Thomas Reverdy, Karla Ricalde, Tiare Robles, Alexandra Schneiders, Long Seng To, Hiroki Shin, David Shipworth, Fiona Shirani, Antti Silvast, Karina Standal, Gareth Thomas, Harriet Thomson, Margaret Tingey, Julia Tomei, Marina Topouzi, David Tyfield, Faye Wade, Janette Webb






 














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