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- Akrich, M. (1992) ‘The De-scription of Technical Objects’. In Bijker, Wiebe. W & Law. J (ed.), Shaping Technology/Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change, Cambridge MA: MIT Press.A wonderful account of how objects script action, laying the foundations for the importance of the concept of 'scripting' in science and technology studies, the sociology of consumption and studies of material culture.
- Arsenault, R. (1984) The End of the Long Hot Summer: The air conditioner and southern culture, The Journal of Southern History, v.50 (4), pp 597-628
- Bijker, W. & Law, J. (eds.) (1992) Shaping Technology/Building Society. Studies in Sociotechnical Change, MIT Press, Cambridge MA.A classic book that represents an edited collection of essays that presents powerful arguments about the social shaping of technology, actor network theory and how material objects shape, constrain and enable behaviours.
- Bonnet J. and O'Neil S. (2010) Maladaptation: Looking at various solutions to the water crisis in Australia, Global and Environmental ChangeA short editorial introduction to the problem of maladaptation to sustainable lifestyles which focuses on water.
- Burawoy, M. (2005) American Sociological Association Presidential Address: For Public Sociology, American Sociological Review 70 (1) : 4-28Provocative critique of the ways of doing sociology (professional, critical, policy-based, public-orientated). Argues that professional sociologists talk to themselves and policy sociologists tend to be unreflexive beyond policy questions. Sociology needs to remain critical and self-reflexive and open dialogues with multiple publics.
- Cohen, M., & Murphy, J. (2001) Exploring Sustainable Consumption: environmental policy and the social sciences, London: PergamonA wide range of social sciences and humanities have a contribution to make to the sustainable consumption agenda. This book brings together many of them, including philosophy, sociology, geography and anthropology, and draws out lessons which have implications for research and policy.
- Druckman, A., and Jackson, T. (2008) Household energy consumption in the UK: A highly geographically and socio-economically disaggregated model, Energy Policy, 36 (8), pp 3177-3192This paper uses a simple method to estimate energy consumption at the small area level.
- Elzen, B., Geels, F.W. & Green, K. (Eds.) (2005) System Innovation and the Transition to Sustainability: Theory, Evidence and Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.This book was one of the first to apply the multi-level perspective on technological transitions to the challenge of sustainable development. It engages with two main questions: how do system innovations or transitions come about? and, how can they be influenced by different actors, in particular by governments?
- Evans, A. (2008) Enlivening the Archive: Glimpsing Embodied Consumption Practices in Probate Inventories of Household Possessions, Historical Geography, 36, pp 40-72.
- Geels, F.W. (2002) Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: a multi‐level perspective and a case‐study, Research Policy, 31 (8–9): 1257–1274.Over the past 10 years the multi-level perspective on technological transitions has emerged as one of the most important frameworks in innovation studies and evolutionary economics for understanding the relationship between society and technology over time. This paper is an important early contribution. The framework is described and illustrated using the case study of the transition from sailing ships to steamships between 1780 and 1900.
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