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ECO-Homes free pdf It is widely understood that good affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempts to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This is the first book to comprehensively explore eco-housing from a social and political perspective. It starts from the premise that we already know how to build good eco-houses and we already have the technology to retrofit existing housing. Yet relatively few eco-houses are being built. Featuring over thirty case studies of eco-housing in Britain, Spain, Thailand, Argentina and the USA, this book conceives (eco-)housing as significantly more than the physical structure alone and explores the ongoing dynamic relationships between people and their homes. By taking this novel social approach The Politics and Sociology of Eco-Homes examines the ways in which radical change to our houses (such as potentially making them more temporary, using natural materials, or relying on manual heating and ventilation systems) requires social changes in how we live.As such it argues that it is not technology, or even politics, which is holding us back in mitigating or adapting to climate change, it is deep rooted cultural and social understandings of how we live and what we expect houses to do for us.

About Jenny Pickerill

Jenny Pickerill is a Professor of Environmental Geography at University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on how we understand, value and (ab)use the environment. She has written widely on activism, the environment and indigenous politics, with her previous books including Cyberprotest (2003), Low Impact Development (2009), and Occupy! A Global Movement (co-editor (2015). She has a particular interest in innovative eco-housing, having worked with eco-villages and self-built eco-communities in Wales, England, Spain, Argentina, Australia, Thailand and the USA.

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Author : Jenny Pickerill
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 15 January 2016
ISBN : 1780325304
EAN : 9781780325309
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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