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School of Geography

Social Justice, Cities, Citizenship Projects

INTERSECTION: Intergenerational Justice, Consumption and Sustainability in Comparative Perspective

PI: Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield)

Deputy PI: Robert Vanderbeck (University of Leeds)

Overview: INTERSECTION is a multidisciplinary research partnership between the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, looking at differences in the things people buy and use and their attitudes to environmental conservation across time and space. This research is taking place with people of all ages in mid-sized cities in China, Uganda and the UK. We are using a range of different research methods, including interviews, a cross-national survey, public discourse analysis and intergenerational theatre, to explore different generations’ consumption aspirations and their understanding of responsibility for environmental problems.

For further information on INTERSECTION visit the project website.

Start Date: April 2014

End Date: March 2017

Funder: AHRC