Article | Proceedings of the Sustaining Everyday Life Conference: April 22–24 2009; Campus Norrköping; Sweden | Technology and Behaviour in the Use of Electricity

Title:
Technology and Behaviour in the Use of Electricity
Author:
Mats Bladh: Dept. of Thematic Studies—Technology and social change, Linköping University, Sweden
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Year:
2009
Conference:
Proceedings of the Sustaining Everyday Life Conference: April 22–24 2009; Campus Norrköping; Sweden
Issue:
038
Article no.:
019
Pages:
105-116
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2010-11-05
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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In the literature on the potential of reducing householder’s consumption of electrical energy; two interpretations can be discerned. On the one hand a technologist’s view that technological change will do the work; on the other a sociologist’s view that practice is at the heart of the matter. I argue that both views are important for our understanding; but at the same time reductionist. In this article I will discuss this based on studies of the use of electrical equipment among households in Sweden.

Proceedings of the Sustaining Everyday Life Conference: April 22–24 2009; Campus Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Mats Bladh
Title:
Technology and Behaviour in the Use of Electricity
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Proceedings of the Sustaining Everyday Life Conference: April 22–24 2009; Campus Norrköping; Sweden

Author:
Mats Bladh
Title:
Technology and Behaviour in the Use of Electricity
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