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Everyday Practice and the Production and Consumption of Time

Elizabeth Shove

Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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... (e.g. new practices have to be fitted into an already crowded schedule), others, like so-called ‘labour-saving technologies’, promise to release time for competing pursuits. Whether they have this effect or not (Cowan 1983; Hand and Shove...

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Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Frank Trentmann

Frank Trentmann is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Richard Wilk

Richard Wilk is Provost’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of Food Studies at Indiana University. His recent books include Home Cooking in the Global Village (2006) and Fast Food/Slow Food (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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... and coordination. Elizabeth Shove experiments with similar ideas, wondering about how we might capture and characterize the extent and scale of synchronization, the rate at which practices evolve, and the spatial and temporal range of contemporary...

Buying Time

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Introduction One of the most curious aspects of the relationship between time and consumption is the circumstances under which we are able to, in some sense or other, buy time. When the busy rhythms and routines of our contemporary lives...

Seasonal and Commercial Rhythms of Domestic Consumption: A Japanese Case Study

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Introduction: Intermingling Rhythms of Consumption Moeran and Skov 1997: 189 [I]n contemporary Japan, changes of the seasons are related to cycles of consumption, and certain images – like those of mount Fuji and cherry blossoms – are used...

The Edge of Agency: Routines, Habits and Volition

Richard Wilk

Richard Wilk is Provost’s Professor of Anthropology and Director of Food Studies at Indiana University. His recent books include Home Cooking in the Global Village (2006) and Fast Food/Slow Food (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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... making the things they want into essential aspects of their daily life, and then basic needs, requirements and expectations (Wilk 2001). Elizabeth Shove (2003) takes up a similar project in her investigation of the origin of daily bathing...

Fads, Fashions and ‘Real’ Innovations: Novelties and Social Change

Jukka Gronow

Jukka Gronow is at the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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... (Shove and Pantzar 2005), the company producing them has, very concretely, to export and make meaningful a totally new practice of walking with two sticks. When exported to other countries from Finland, the practice is radically transformed...

My Soul for a Seat: Commuting and the Routines of Mobility

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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... commuting is that it is just so damn boring.’ The problem here, however, is not an issue of boredom. It is an issue of moving into, and challenging, the realm of the taken for granted. As Elizabeth Shove has argued (2003: 1), social scientists...

Calendars and Clocks: Cycles of Horticultural Commerce in Nineteenth-century America

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Introduction The Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist, editor and children’s book author E.B. White (1899–1985) was, in a lesser-known avocation and in tandem with his wife Katherine, a gardener. In January 1952, writing as he often did...

The Ethics of Routine: Consciousness, Tedium and Value

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Introduction This chapter opens up a slightly different analytical level: the ‘ethical framing of routine’. We need to look not only at empirically occurring routines, but also at the normative or ethical framing of the very notion...

Routines – Made and Unmade

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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... of the field undertaken by Jean-Claude Kaufmann (1997), Elizabeth Shove (2003; Shove et al. 2007) and Ben Highmore (2004), who all try to develop a more nuanced understanding of how routines work in our daily lives. The concepts of routine...