Campbell Cloke and Brown June 27 (submit).pdf (229.18 kB)

Communities of energy

Download (229.18 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 12.02.2016, 11:58 by Ed 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.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Economic Anthropology

Volume

3

Issue

1

Pages

133 - 144 (11)

Citation

BROWN, E., CLOKE, J. and CAMPBELL, B., 2016. Communities of energy. Economic Anthropology, 3(1), pp. 133-144.

Publisher

© Wiley for the Society of Economic Anthropology

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016

Notes

This 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.

eISSN

2330-4847

Language

en

Exports

Loughborough Publications

Exports