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Chapter 1: Introduction: (Re)thinking about Everyday Life and Activism

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Introduction: (Re)thinking about Everyday Life and Activism
Introduction: (Re)thinking about everyday life and activism

In a contemporary context, the sustainability agendas of governments, activists and ordinary people inevitably involve the production of new relationships between the material and sensory environments and activities that constitute the everyday. In this book I explore how concepts of place and practice can be engaged to further our understandings of the environments and activities of everyday life through an exploration of domestic consumption, sustainability and activism. The theoretical tools of practice and place, I argue, are particularly important for this task – since together they provide us with analytical routes to understanding both human activity and the environment. Indeed in seeking to understand how we might work towards achieving environmental sustainability, ...

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