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The lights are on but no (men) are home. The effect of traditional gender roles on perceptions of energy in Kenya

Fingleton-Smith, Edwina


This paper explores how men and women’s roles in society are reflected in the way they use and perceive energy in Kenya. Drawing on qualitative data collected from 75 in-depth interviews with energy users around Kenya it suggests that there is a disconnect between the people who benefit from modern energy technologies in a household setting, and the people who purchase them. Gendered roles mean that men do not spend much time in the house; however they often make major purchasing decisions for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Energy Research & Social Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.01.006


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