Material Participation: Technology, the Environment and Everyday Publics
This book develops a fresh perspective on everyday forms of engagement, one that foregrounds the role of objects, technologies and settings in democracy. Examining a range of devices, from smart meters to eco-homes, the book sets out new concepts and methods for analyzing the relations between participation, innovation and the environment.
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1 Participation as if Things Mattered
Returns to American Pragmatism
Everyday Carbon Accounting and the Cost of Involvement
4 Sustainable Living Experiments or a Coming Out for the Politics of Things
5 Ecoshowhomes and the Material Politics of Experimental Variation