Home: The Arena for Sustainable development - A Conceptual Discussion
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, ISSN 1832-2077, Vol. 6, no 1, 319-332 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In contemporary society, the environment is often regarded as a global issue that requires international attention However, the global problem surrounding the environment can be regarded as a symptom and result of the everyday activities of people at a local level. A focus on a local level can be identified as a focus on the household, which consists of individuals who live together and is a space where everyday life is organised and takes place. Depending on the different academic disciplinary contexts in which they operate, various interpretations and analyses of the household and everyday life within the household will vary. Even in daily political languages there are different meanings and interpretations. The aim of this paper is to distinguish and discuss the implications of viewing the home in three different contexts; as a physical dwelling, as a node of economic resource management, and finally as a dwelling for a social and emotional family. These three dimensions of everyday life are related to the three dimensions of sustainable development and an analysis that can identify and integrate these dimensions can provide possibilities for creating sustainable development processes combining local and global solutions to ways of living.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Common Ground Publishing, 2010. Vol. 6, no 1, 319-332 p.
Home, Everyday Life, Sustainable Development
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63520OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63520DiVA: diva2:380183