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Enjoying the outdoor pool in a cold climate

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Jónsson, Örn Daníel
dc.contributor.author Rastrick, Ólafur
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-23T14:54:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-23T14:54:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-08
dc.identifier.citation Jónsson, Ö. D., & Rastrick, Ó. (2017). Enjoying the outdoor pool in a cold climate. Geothermal Energy, 5(1), 2. doi: 10.1186/s40517-017-0060-5
dc.identifier.issn 2195-9706 (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/277
dc.description.abstract Background: The article explores the significance of abundant geothermal resources Icelanders enjoy, the comfort of inexpensively heated homes and easily accessible year-round public spaces where young and old can gather irrespective of social standing, age and bodily condition. Result: In recent decades, the outdoor public swimming pool has become the most frequented gathering place nationwide. In the harsh climate of the North Atlantic, the harnessing of geothermal resources has transformed everyday practices in terms of heat and cold. But the transformation did not occur through adoption of readymade generic technological solutions but through an interplay of social, political and technological factors. Thus, the article shows how the adoption of appropriate technology, case-specific technological advancements designed in the context of utilisation, in the use of geothermal resources played central role in instigating social change. Indeed, the successful introduction of appropriate technology has had pervading social and cultural consequences, normalizing its generous use and yet in a way that is responsible in quest for the ecologically sustainable. Conclusion: The utilisation of geothermal water has come from being a response to a dire social, climatic and economic situation to contributing to issues of social welfare and overall wellness.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer Nature
dc.relation.ispartofseries Geothermal Energy;5(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Geothermal utilisation
dc.subject Appropriate technology
dc.subject Sustainability
dc.subject Cultural practices
dc.subject Swimming pools
dc.subject Jarðhiti
dc.subject Sjálfbærni
dc.subject Menning
dc.subject Sundlaugar
dc.title Enjoying the outdoor pool in a cold climate
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Geothermal Energy
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s40517-017-0060-5
dc.relation.url https://geothermal-energy-journal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40517-017-0060-5
dc.contributor.department Viðskiptafræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Business Administration (UI)
dc.contributor.department Félags- og mannvísindadeild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UI)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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