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An ethnography of energy demand and working from home: exploring the affective dimensions of social practice in the United Kingdom

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The practice of working from home has become widespread in developed countries, and the numbers of regular home workers are steadily increasing. There are potentially positive implications for energy consumption associated with home working, but these depend on myriad variables. This qualitative study, based on interviews with regular home workers, provides a more in-depth perspective on how and why energy is used compared with quantitative models of household consumption. Ethnographic resear...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.erss.2017.03.012

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Keble College
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UK Energy Research Centre More from this funder
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Energy Research and Social Science Journal website
Volume:
28
Pages:
1-10
Publication date:
2017-04-03
Acceptance date:
2017-03-23
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EISSN:
2214-6296
ISSN:
2214-6296
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pubs:687379
URN:
uri:9cacbee2-b96e-419b-8948-ee6b7239e04d
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uuid:9cacbee2-b96e-419b-8948-ee6b7239e04d
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pubs:687379

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