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Title: One path forward? : three sustainable communities in England and Wales
Author: Juckes Maxey, I. A. F.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2003
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Governments the world over are now committed to sustainability. The practical changes required to move us in a more sustainable direction are generally known. However, whilst we have the technical and financial ability to begin the shift towards sustainability, current trends continue to reverse this, exacerbating what I term the sustainability crises. There are clearly political, economic, social and cultural factors that need to be addressed if we are to approach sustainability. This study explores some of these social and cultural factors by looking at life within three case study communities. Whilst the potential for small communities to help the sustainability transition have been acknowledged for some time, there has been little detailed research into how this may work in practice. My study begins to address this gap. It applies feminist fractured foundationalism, reclaiming and reflexivity to interviews and participant observation exploring how three case study communities have been formed, maintained, experienced and understood. The case studies are: Equinox, a housing cooperative in Longsight, Manchester; Holtsfield, a semi-rural chalet community on the edge of Gower, South Wales; and Brithdir Mawr, a rural community near Newport, Pembrokshire.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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