(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Practicing the cultural green economy : where now for the environmental social science ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BARR S. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


This article explores the ways in which environmental social scientists have examined and evidenced these issues, arguing that two major barriers still exist for creating adequate understandings and opportunities for change. First, the overt focus on the individual consumer as a unit of measurement and political attention has stifled debate concerning the ways in which environmentally related social practices have developed in association with wider economic contexts. Second, in adopting a largely individualistic perspective, environmental social scientists have tended to focus their attention on incrementalist and narrowly defined views of what ecological citizenship might look like and constitute in the green economy. The article therefore argues that environmental social scientists need to constructively engage in a new inter-disciplinary dialogue about the role, purpose and ethics of citizen participation in developing and sustaining the green economy in an age of climate change and potential resource scarcity


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series B. Human geography / ISSN 0435-3684

Editor : Generalstabens litografiska anstlalt, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 96, no3 [pp. 231-243]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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