Our Book of the Month choice for May

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.


The Oxford Handbook of Energy and Society

Edited by Deborah J Davidson & Matthia Gross

Oxford University Press, 2018

eBook available here



This month’s book was chosen by John Southall, Bodleian Data Librarian and Subject Consultant for Economics and Sociology.



Why was it chosen?

It was chosen because of the way it shows that the study of energy production and consumption is drawing the attention of sociologists in new ways for the discipline.

Book Overview

The Oxford Handbook of Energy and Society offers a synthesis of recent developments in sociological analysis of energy-society relations, representing a wide breadth of contributors in sociology and related disciplines from across the globe.

Regional case studies of different energy resources are featured, as are the roles of politics, markets, technology, social movements, and consumers. Topics covered include: structural perspectives on energy-society relations, the persistent material and geopolitical relevance of fossil fuels, consumption processes, the inequitable distribution of energy access, energy poverty, and shifts in energy-society relationships.

How can I access it?

An eBook of this title is available via SOLO. Oxford University staff and students can access it remotely by logging into SOLO with their SSO.

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

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