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Sustaining developments in environmental sociology. / Shove, Elizabeth.

Social Theory and the Global Environment. ed. / Ted Benton; Michael Redclift. Taylor and Francis, 2013. p. 256-266.

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Shove, E 2013, Sustaining developments in environmental sociology. in T Benton & M Redclift (eds), Social Theory and the Global Environment. Taylor and Francis, pp. 256-266. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203427903

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Shove, E. (2013). Sustaining developments in environmental sociology. In T. Benton, & M. Redclift (Eds.), Social Theory and the Global Environment (pp. 256-266). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203427903

Vancouver

Shove E. Sustaining developments in environmental sociology. In Benton T, Redclift M, editors, Social Theory and the Global Environment. Taylor and Francis. 2013. p. 256-266 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203427903

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Shove, Elizabeth. / Sustaining developments in environmental sociology. Social Theory and the Global Environment. editor / Ted Benton ; Michael Redclift. Taylor and Francis, 2013. pp. 256-266

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