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Communities of energy
journal contributionposted on 2016-02-12, 11:58 authored by Ed BrownEd Brown, Jon Cloke, Ben Campbell
The call for social science to engage with energy infrastructures and users to enable low carbon transitions that benefit the poor in the global south is welcome, but its urgency risks epistemic distortion. The theme of ‘community’ in the social studies of energy needs critical reflection, disambiguation, and interrogation with empirical case studies. This article explores dimensions of assumed homogeneity at local scales. In attending to similarities and difference in comparisons between case studies in Nicaragua and Nepal, the authors propose that a framework for understanding communities of interest and practice can be identified in selective resistance to and appropriation of energy technologies that highlights positions of marginality and common purpose in emerging social energy systems.
- Social Sciences
- Geography and Environment
Published inEconomic Anthropology
Pages133 - 144 (11)
CitationBROWN, E., CLOKE, J. and CAMPBELL, B., 2016. Communities of energy. Economic Anthropology, 3(1), pp. 133-144.
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NotesThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: BROWN, E., CLOKE, J. and CAMPBELL, B., 2016. Communities of energy. Economic Anthropology, 3(1), pp. 133-144, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sea2.12050. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.