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Elizabeth Shove


Lanacaster University

Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. From 2013-2019 she was PI of the DEMAND Centre (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand). Elizabeth has written extensively about energy, consumption and social practice, focusing more recently on how infrastructures constitute demand, on what is wrong with the pursuit of energy efficiency and with how the timing of energy demand and related forms of flexibility are best understood as outcomes of societal rhythms.

She continues to develop theories and concepts of social practice – see The Dynamics of Social Practice (2012: Sage), and The Nexus of Practices (2017 Routledge), and to explore the implications of such ideas for energy-related policy, amongst other areas.



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