Stanley Blue is Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University and Co-I on the CREDS project working on the Flexibility theme.
Stan’s research develops a unique theoretical approach, combining social theories of time, consumption, and practice with rhythm analysis to examine how different kinds of institutional organisation make and shape patterns of consumption.
He has developed these ideas substantively as part of the Institutional Rhythms project in the DEMAND centre, which studied how the timing and organisation of working practices in hospitals shaped patterns of demand for energy and travel.
As part of the CREDS project, he will be extending this work, leading a project on time dependence and institutional flexibility.
- Flexibility: past, present, future
- Conceptualising flexibility
- Time dependence & institutional flexibility
- Flexibilities in energy supply and demand: Legacies and lessons from the past
- Conceptualising flexibility: Challenging representations of time and society in the energy sector
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