This chapter ‘Method as Intervention’ outlines the importance of playing (ontological) politics with method. It reflects on the potential for theories of practice, actualised in quantitative survey and mixed methodologies, to redefine the political commitments of resource industries such as the UK water sector. The survey focused on the diversity and patterns of practice, and shifted the unit of analysis from people to practice. The analysis and discussion shows how methods can be used as intervention to retell familiar theoretical stories, reveal new understandings of practice, redefine political agendas, and develop resources to evidence the utility of theories of practice to intervening in sustainability and consumption.
|Title of host publication||Social practices, intervention and sustainability: Beyond behaviour change|
|Editors||Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Social practices
- Behaviour change