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Stanley Blue


Lancaster University

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.



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