publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

The role of (de-)essentialisation within siting conflicts: An interdisciplinary approach

Gerd Blindheim Jacobsen; Susana Batel; Susana Batel; Line Camilla Wold; Helene Egeland; Patrick Devine-Wright; Øystein Aas;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
WOS:000366785000015 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science) Large-scale renewable energy and associated technologies (RET), such as high voltage power lines (HVPL), often meet opposition from the local communities living nearby. Research has suggested that one of the main aspects that might contribute to this is the fact that RET are represented as industrial and urban, and thus, as having a different essence from rural landscapes, where they are usually deployed and which are represented as natural and unspoilt. However, this ‘hypothesis’ of landscape essentialisation shaping people's responses to RET has not been explicitly examined. By drawing upon research from Social...
free text keywords: (de-)essentialisation, People–place relations, Renewable energy and associated technologies, Social psychology, Human geography, :Samfunnsgeografi: 290 [VDP], :Human geography: 290 [VDP], :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Geografia Económica e Social [Domínio/Área Científica], Applied Psychology, Focus group, Rural area, Environmental ethics, Sociology, Rural landscapes, Rhetorical question, Social science, Opposition (planets), Norwegian, language.human_language, language, Negotiation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
Rural Digital Europe
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