Former Research Student
To successfully modulate the pattern of daily life to maximise use of sunlight, attempts have been made to change when activities occur in relation to dawn and dusk. These attempts reflect both understandings of current socio-temporal patterns and of what may constitute environmentally, political, and/or economically sustainable practices in the future. My thesis explores the historical and contemporary articulation of daylight and the problems attending to assumptions of how daylight impacts everyday practices. By breaking with the tendency of conceptualising natural time as separate from social time, and focusing on how conceptualisations of time relate to light from the sun, the thesis reveals and unpacks how daylight is entangled within discourses, texts, devices, geopolitical relations, and everyday practices.
Socio-Solar Entanglements and Everydaylight