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Defining lifestyle
University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
2007 (English)In: Environmental Sciences, ISSN 1744-4225, Vol. 4, no 2, 63-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Sustainable development
The content falls within the scope of Sustainable Development
Abstract [en]

The concept of lifestyle is commonly used as something that needs to be changed if we want to achieve a sustainable development. But what does the concept of lifestyle mean? How is it defined? Educators and politicians, among others, need a definition to use the concept and understand how it is related to sustainable development. This paper suggests a plural definition based on a level analysis. There are four levels, from individual to global, on which lifestyle can be understood. There is also an alternative definition on the individual level from a cognitive science perspective. We need to understand the concept of lifestyle at these levels to analyse the relationship to sustainable development problems. Perhaps we should not look at lifestyle as a problem per se, but at the problems used to elaborate a lifestyle.

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Taylor & Francis , 2007. Vol. 4, no 2, 63-73 p.
Keyword [en]
feedback, nationalism, subcultures, self-identity, habits, sustainable development
Keyword [sv]
Hållbar utveckling
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Social Sciences
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Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3219DOI: 10.1080/15693430701472747Local ID: 2320/9743OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-3219DiVA: diva2:871316
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