Event programme – day 1

Friday, 30 March 2012

Hartley Suite, Building 38, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

09.30am               Registration

10.00am               Welcome by Professor Judith Petts & the conference organisers

Researching climate change: methodological and conceptual challenges
Keynote presentations

10.10am               Professor John Urry, University of Lancaster: ‘Is there a reverse gear and how to find it?’

10.40am               Dr Pauline Leonard, University of Southampton: ‘Changing workspace: green? Or lean and mean?’

11.10                                     Coffee/tea

11.30                                     Professor Elizabeth Shove, University of Lancaster: ‘Methods of capturing the dynamics of social practice’

12.00                                     Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, University of Exeter: ‘Think global, act local? Place attachment in a climate changed world’

12.30                                     Dr Heather Lovell, University of Edinburgh: ‘Speaking the language: researching financial accountants and other experts’

1.00pm                 Lunch

2.00pm                 Paper Workshops (programme see below)

4.00pm                 Coffee/tea

4.30pm                 Feedback and discussion

5.30pm                 Drinks reception

Afternoon Workshops, 2-4pm

Room bookings will be confirmed nearer the time.

A: Conceptualising Climate Change Sociology 
Human responses to climate change: social representation, identity and social action Rusi Jaspal and Brigitte Nerlich
Understanding climate science: the evolution of uncertainty management Catharina Landström
Technological optimism within the economics of climate change: A Foucauldian answer to conceptual and methodological questions Michael Keary
Climate change, need, and everyday life Rebecca Wallbridge
B: Media, communications and mixed methods
Visual forms and visual methods in climate change communication Kate Manzo
A mixed methods approach to analysing online reader comments on newspaper articles concerning climate change Nelya Koteyko, Brigitte Nerlich, Rusi Jaspal
Environmental citizenship and the European Union’s climate politics Mirja Vihesalo
Qualitative methods within the “quantitative” arena of carbon markets Corra Boushel
C: Methods for researching climate change in different social contexts (moderated by Milena Buchs)
Practices by proxy; climate, consumption and water Ben Anderson, Alison Browne, Will Medd
Using network analysis to bring behaviour into the study of social movements: the relationship between environmental movement participation, attitudes to climate change and energy use Clare Saunders et al
Community scale approach to energy consumption Sarah Hards and Sarah Hall
Putting policy and intervention into ‘practices’ Nicola Spurling and Andrew McMeekin
D: Researching climate change at individual and household scales
The scale of personal life and the study of climate change Lynn Jamieson
Who sets the rules? Do practices have owners? Ruth Rettie and Tim Harries
Climate change and coats Russell Hitchings
Observations on sociology, and action on climate change at the ‘community’ and ‘household’ scales Kevin Burchell and Tom Roberts
E: Researching the multi-level and local dimensions of climate change 
Opportunities, challenges and approaches to researching the sustainable city: local interaction platforms as conceptual and methodological innovation? Beth Perry
Local climate change in an ordinary context Eva Heiskanen, Mikko Jalas, Jenny Rinkinen
Rights, regulations and legal consciousness Brownen Morgen

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