Technology and pro-environmental behavior in urban households: how technologies mediate domestic routines
AbstractThis paper investigates environmental behavior in Russian households by the analysis of 24 in-depth interviews conducted in typical households of the city of Moscow. Using the STS tools such as ‘script’ and ‘moral agency’ it discovers how technologies shape domestic routines and pro-environmental behavior of their users and how the users shape the resource consumption of technological artifacts. Depending on their environmental values and believes three types of residents are identified: committed environmentalists, occasional environmentalists and non-environmentalists. Each of the group of people appeared to have different agencies in relation to their domestic technologies. Technologies also seem to play different role in shaping moral actions of the three categories of residents
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 18/STI/2013.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Science, Technology and Innovation / STI, October 2013, pages 1-24
Human-technology relations; environmentalism; domestic routines;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D19 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Other
- Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-11-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2013-11-09 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-ENE-2013-11-09 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2013-11-09 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2013-11-09 (Transition Economics)
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