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Prof Dale Southerton

Professor

My broad interests concern theories and processes of social change and its implications for the ordering of daily life. This leads to more specialised interests in: Consumption and everyday life, Theories of practice, Climate change and sustainability, Time and the temporal ordering of daily life, Social relations and differentiation, Socio-technical systems and innovation processes, and Comparative analysis (over time and space).

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Economy
Education
Engagement

Connections

Research

Modelling Consumer Behaviour

This project is the first inter-disciplinary research to compare, in a systematic empirical investigation, the predictive capacity of the core theoretical models of consumer behaviour from the social sciences

http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/research/sustainable-consumer-behaviours...

Research

SPRG

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

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

Group

Sustainable Consumption Institute

Consumption is a hugely powerful force.

The sustainability challenges we face stem largely from an explosion in consumption, and the corresponding exploitation of finite resources. To successfully respond to these challenges, we must now radically reduce the resource intensity of everyday lives.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, corporate sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption

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