Thomas, Gareth, Groves, Christopher, Henwood, Karen and Pidgeon, Nicholas
Texturing waste: Attachment and identity in every-day consumption and waste practices.
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Waste has often been a target of literature and policy promoting pro-environmental behaviour. However, little attention has been paid to how subjects interpret and construct waste in their daily lives. In this paper we develop a synthesis of practice theory and psycho-social concepts of attachment and transitional space to explore how biographically patterned relationships and attachments to practice shape subjects understandings of resource consumption and disposal. Deploying biographical interview data produced in the [project], we illustrate how tangible, intersubjective and interdependent experiences rub-up against cultural and behavioural norms, reshaping the meanings and strategies through which subjects interpret and manage waste.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Practice theory, attachment, narrative interviews, energy, pro-environmental behaviour|
|Publisher:||White Horse Press|
|Last Modified:||24 Apr 2017 11:49|
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