(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Landscapes of Threat? Exploring Discourses of Stigma around Large Energy Developments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

Parkhill Karen A. (1) ; Butler Catherine (1) ; Pidgeon Nick F. (1) ;
(1) School of Psychology, Cardiff University


In UK policy, concerns about climate change, energy security and system renewal, combine to create an imperative for transitions in landscapes of energy production. Some of the energy developments that will be central in these transitions are imbued with historical associations of, for example, ‘risk and threat’, which have been asserted to potentially lead to the stigmatisation of place and people in place. This paper explores stigmatisation through an analysis of data from interviews across two case sites in close proximity to existing and proposed energy developments. We show how our participants engage with or resist the notion that they are dwelling in ‘landscapes of threat’ and argue that stigma is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that is differentially encountered and experienced even within similar areas. In concluding, we argue that whilst people may experience stigmatising effects, this does not necessarily lead to them feeling stigmatised.


Article of periodic

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no5 [pp. 566-582]
Published in 20140903

Bibliographic references : 38



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/01426397.2013.775232

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