Kate Burningham

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Kate Burningham is Deputy Director of CUSP, and Reader in Sociology of the Environment at the University of Surrey. She is overseeing the CUSP theme on social and psychological understandings of the good life.

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More Fun Less Stuff? Exploring Young People’s Everyday Consumption | A research log

The question of whether it is possible to live better by consuming less is a central one for CUSP. In order to answer this we need a rich understanding of the meanings that ‘stuff’ has in our lives. In this research log, Kate Burningham and colleagues offer insights into their analytical work in progress, summarising initial observations from a recent qualitative interview project with ten 18-22 year olds.

Social and psychological understandings of the good life | Blog by Kate Burningham

What does the ‘good life’ actually mean to people and how are their visions and aspirations informed by aspects of their social, economic and environmental situation? In this blog, co-investigator Kate Burningham explains how CUSP is approaching research into the social and psychological understandings of the good life.