People, Place and Politics
Distributed for Zed Books
With Eco-Homes, environmental geographer Jenny Pickerill comprehensively explores eco-housing from both a social and a political perspective. Featuring over thirty case studies on eco-housing from Britain, Spain, Thailand, Argentina, and the United States, Eco-Homes takes a novel approach to examining why radical changes to our homes—such as making them more temporary, using natural materials, or relying on manual heating and ventilation—necessitates significant social changes in how we live. It isn’t technology or politics holding us back from fighting climate change, Pickerill argues, but deeply-rooted cultural and social understandings of how we live and what we expect from our houses. With an international perspective and a crucial message, Eco-Homes provides clear policy suggestions during an important era of environmental solutions.