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Just Enough: An Introduction

Ingleby, M; Randalls, S; (2019) Just Enough: An Introduction. In: Ingleby, M and Randalls, S, (eds.) Just Enough: The History, Culture and Politics of Sufficiency. (pp. 3-12). Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK. Green open access

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The concept of ‘enough’ is highly polysemous and in its diverse invocations is always already value-laden and political. The introduction traces current articulations of ‘enough’ and argues that these need to be placed within a historical and comparative context that highlights the often hidden multiplicity of its cultural and political resonance. ‘Enough’ is often malleable and changing in relation to new desires, technologies or values. Drawing on the chapters in this volume, the concept of ‘enough’ is suggested to be more complex than quantitative measures can resolve. These various case studies also prompt critical thought about the politics of sufficiency more broadly and which pose important questions for sustainability proponents.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Just Enough: An Introduction
ISBN-13: 978-1-137-56209-8
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56210-4_1
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56210-4_1
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Concept of enough, Presentism, Value-laden, Multiplicity, Politics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10051163
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