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Thomas M Beckley Energy is the lifeblood of any society. It drives a society's material culture and the reproduction of that culture. It is essential for the production of food, shelter, clothing, and for transportation, trade and communication. This paper makes the case for a rural sociology of energy.
Relative to the impact that energy issues have for rural places and people, energy, as a subject area, has been understudied by rural sociologists and is infrequently represented in the journals devoted to rural sociology and rural studies.
Energy production and distribution activities such as coal mining, uranium mining, hydroelectric dams, wind farms, nuclear, biomass and ethanol production facilities, transmission lines, pipelines, shale gas development, and other energy related activities clearly have major implications for rural life.
These activities affect power relations in local areas, landscape and amenity values, labor markets, economic development, income, poverty, health, mobility, and many other thematic areas that are common in rural sociology and rural studies.
Some speculation is offered on historical reasons for the lack of attention to energy issues. The manuscript ends with an invitation to turn our collective sociological imaginations toward an explicit rural sociology of energy across several themes and through several specific research questions.
Ultimately, society and possibly our species will succeed or fail based on how we deal with three basic human needs, food, water and energy.
The overall success or measure of society should be of significant concern to rural sociologists. After all, our task is to study human society—its organization, its functioning, its transformation of material and space.
We study the application of human labor to various purposes, issues of equality and inequality, social stratification, power and governance, ownership of and access to critical natural, social, and economic resources. To date, the dominant tradition in rural sociology has involved a detailed examination of social dimensions of our food system, particularly food production.
This has been an appropriate line of enquiry as food is a critical resource to the reproduction and flourishing of human society and one that occurs primarily in rural space.
A rural sociology of water, I believe, could be another fruitful line of enquiry, but that is a topic for another day. I would also like to thank John Parkins, Rich Stedman, Louise Comeau, Kate Sherren and others on our Energy Transitions research team for creating a lively intellectual environment for discussing energy and social science.
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