Journal article

Everyday weather-ways: Negotiating the temporalities of home and work in Melbourne, Australia

Eliza de Vet, Lesley Head



Although a number of researchers have responded to calls to better understand human experiences of weather in the context of a changing climate, there remain few studies that analyse the role of weather in everyday urban life, where mediating technologies such as air-conditioners and tumble dryers are widespread. To address that gap, this paper advances a concept of ‘weather-ways’, in which cultural understandings of weather are conceived as dynamic, unfolding and interactive. Empirically, we examine how weather is part of the daily practices of 20 Melbourne (Australia) participants using interviews conducted across four seasons in 2010–11. Findings show a particular distinction between work..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Australian Research Council (FL0992397). We thank the many participants who offered their time and insights. Thanks also to Olivia Dun for assistance.