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Sociality and electricity in the United Kingdom : The influence of household dynamics on everyday consumption.

Bell, S. and Judson, E. and Bulkeley, H. and Powells, G. and Capova, K. and Lynch, D. (2015) 'Sociality and electricity in the United Kingdom : The influence of household dynamics on everyday consumption.', Energy research and social science., 9 . pp. 98-106.

Abstract

Our paper investigates household practices that use electricity, their relation to systems of provision and the enactment of domestic sociality. The results of this research conducted in the UK shed light on puzzling variations in electricity consumption across households posed by previous research. We argue for the need to attend to how household socialites influence and are influenced by electrical services and trace the links between these dynamics and the effects of wider cultural and socio-economic forces.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Electricity, Energy practices, Consumption patterns, UK.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2015.08.027
Publisher statement:© 2015 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Date accepted:21 August 2015
Date deposited:27 July 2015
Date of first online publication:15 September 2015
Date first made open access:15 September 2016

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