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Prof Alan Warde

Professor of Sociology

I am Professor of Sociology. My previous position was Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. I am a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the British Sociological Association and was a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board 2007-10. I am a member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 sub-panel for Sociology.

During academic years 2010-12 I hold the Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Research Professorship for Studies in Contemporary Society, at the University of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
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Economy
Education
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Course

Sociology of Consumption

Sociology of consumption; environmental impacts of consumption

Research

SPRG

SPRG comprises seven research projects and four Fellowships conducted across eight UK universities.

http://www.sprg.ac.uk/

Group

cities@manchester

The world is primarily an urban place and so scholars, policy makers, and public debate needs to address the urbanity of human experience. Cities are often projected as sources of disorder and social problems, yet cities have always been sources of cultural creativity, transnational connection, diversity, conviviality, and motors of intellectual, economic, environmental and political transformation. 

Keywords: 
Cities, Sustainable cities, Smart cities, Built environment

Group

Sustainable Practices Research Group

If there is to be any effective response to climate change, substantially and significantly new ways of living are urgently required. There is growing recognition of the need for fresh ways of framing problems of climate change, consumption and demand, and for forms of intervention capable of catalysing entrenched habits and practices and of doing so quickly and on a big scale.  Understanding and intervening in the dynamics of social practice are central to the challenge of sustainable consumption.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption, Climate change

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Food@Manchester

From field to fork, its production, distribution and consumption impacts the daily lives of people all over the world.

As populations continue to grow and our climate continues to change, food and delivering food security become issues increasingly worthy of deeper investigation.

Keywords: 
Food, food and eating, Food supply, sustainable food consumption