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dc.contributor.authorHargreaves, Tomen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-17T11:35:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-17T11:35:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48799-
dc.description.abstractCalls for pro-environmental behaviour change among individuals have become commonplace within the ecological modernist framework. To date, research on pro-environmental behaviour has tended to emphasise either the more or less rational decision-making processes undertaken by individuals, or the ways in which broader social discourses and practices enable or constrain pro-environmental action. As far as politics enters into these discussions, it is normally with respect to how responsibility for addressing environmental problems should be allocated between individuals, governments or businesses. By contrast, this paper employs FoucaultĀ“s understanding of disciplinary power to interrogate the micro-political processes of social control at work inside behaviour change interventions through which action by individuals comes to be seen as most appropriate solution to global environmental issues. Drawing on an ethnographic case study of a behaviour change intervention called Environment Champions run in the head offices of a British construction company called Burnetts, it reveals the centrality of various subtle techniques of surveillance, normalisation and discipline to behaviour change processes. In so doing, it conceives of behaviour change less as a process of encouraging individuals voluntarily to choose pro-environmental behaviour, and more as one of making up environmental subjects for whom such acts are appropriate.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCSEGRE Norwichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCSERGE working paper EDM 10-11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPro-environmental behaviour changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordsustainable consumptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordFoucaulten_US
dc.subject.keyworddisciplineen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnographyen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltbewusstseinen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnologieen_US
dc.subject.stwNachhaltigkeiten_US
dc.titlePutting foucault to work on the environment: Exploring pro-environmental behaviour change as a form of disciplineen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn630850275en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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