Off the Grid: Re-Assembling Domestic Life by Professor Phillip Vannini
Off-grid is not a state of mind. It's not about losing contact with someone, about an inaccessible place, or spending the weekend offline. Outside the network is the property of…
Off the Grid Re synopsis
Off-grid is not a state of mind. It's not about losing contact with someone, about an inaccessible place, or spending the weekend offline.
Outside the network is the property of a building (usually a house but sometimes a whole city) is connected to the electricity network and natural gas network. Therefore, living outside the net means re-entrenching home life radically as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that highly innovative way of life.
This ethnography explores the daily lives of people in both the Canadian provinces and territories living outside the network. Vanini and Taggart explain how a variety of people, all suffering from different environmental constraints, live far from modern civilization.
The authors also pose important questions about our social future and whether living outside the network creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle. These houses are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look at an extraordinary contemporary home life, and an invitation to the rest of us leading a normal life to study what we take for granted.
This book is ideal for courses on environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to courses of cultural anthropology.
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