On Energy Humanities: Contributions from the humanities, social sciences and arts to understanding energy transition and energy impasse

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  • SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant awarded 2015: The dominant form of energy of any given era shapes the characteristics and capacities of societies in an essential way; energy is a key aspect of the fabric of our social experience, and not just a neutral input that helps run the engines of our economies and societies. Given such social significance, what repercussions might follow a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy? The developing field of the “energy humanities”1 has begun to help us understand more fully the many types of cultural impasse—habits and practices of being, believing and belonging—that stand in the way of the forms of energy transition we will need to undertake this century as we move to a post-fossil fuel world.

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