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    • Materialised Ideals: Sizes and Beauty 

      Laitala, Kirsi Maria; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Hauge, Benedicte (Culture Unbound;Volume 3, Journal article; Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Today’s clothing industry is based on a system where clothes are made in readyto-wear sizes and meant to fit most people. Studies have pointed out that consumers are discontent with the use of these systems: size designations ...
    • A methodological approach to the materiality of clothing: Wardrobe studies 

      Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Mari, Bjerck (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      The material is not just ‘a carrier’ of different types of symbols, but an active element in the practices. Bringing this to the fore requires new research methods. This article discusses a methodological approach, we call ...
    • Environmental and Ethical Perceptions Related to Clothing Labels Among Norwegian Consumers 

      Laitala, Kirsi Maria; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Norwegian consumers know little about eco-labeled garments as almost none are available on the market. Therefore, consumers who want to make environmentally sound choiceshave to act based on other information. This article ...
    • IKT-bruk i skolen og familien - en praksisteoretisk studie av kjønn 

      Storm-Mathisen, Ardis; Helle-Valle, Jo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Denne artikkelen, som bygger på den norske delen av et større nordisk prosjekt, analyserer databruk på ulike sosiale arenaer for en gruppe 12- og 13-åringer i en bydel i Oslo. Analysen anvender et praksisteoretisk ...
    • Towards the integration and development of a cross-European research network and infrastructure: the DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub 

      Lakerveld, Jeroen; van der Ploeg, Hidde P; Kroetze, Willemieke; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Allais, Olivier; Andersen, Lene Frost; Cardon, Greet; Capranica, Laura; Chastin, Sebastien; Donnelly, Alan; Ekelund, Ulf; Finglas, Paul; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Heberstreit, Antje; Hendriksen, Ingrid; Kubiak, Thomas; Lanza, Massimo; Loyen, Anne; MacDonncha, Ciaran; Mazzocchi, Mario; Monsivals, Pablo; Murphy, Marie; Nochtlings, Ute; O'Gorman, Donal J; Renner, Britta; Roos, Gun; Schuit, Albertine; Schulze, Matthias; Steinacker, Jurgen; Stronks, Karien; Volkert, Dorothee; van't Veer, Pieter; Lien, Nanna; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Brug, Johannes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      To address major societal challenges and enhance cooperation in research across Europe, the European Commission has initiated and facilitated `joint programming’. Joint programming is a process by which Member States engage ...
    • Public beliefs about high-voltage powerlines in Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom: A comparative survey 

      Aas, Øystein; Devine-Wright, Patrick; Tangeland, Torvald; Batel, Susana; Ruud, Audun (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      As countries worldwide, and particularly in Europe, move to increase deployment of low carbon energy sources, significant investments in new transmission networks are planned. However, past cases of public opposition – ...
    • Good practice characteristics of diet and physical activity interventions and policies: an umbrella review 

      Horodyska, Karolina; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; van den Berg, Matthijs; Hendriksen, Marieke; Roos, Gun; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Brug, Johannes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Background This umbrella review aimed at eliciting good practice characteristics of interventions and policies aiming at healthy diet, increasing physical activity, and lowering sedentary behaviors. Applying the World ...
    • Making Clothing Last: A Design Approach for Reducing the Environmental Impacts 

      Laitala, Kirsi Maria; Boks, Casper; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      This article discusses the extent it is possible to delay clothing disposal through improved design, thus reducing negative environmental impacts. This has been done by including user centered design methods into more ...
    • Implementation conditions for diet and physical activity interventions and policies: an umbrella review 

      Horodyska, Karolina; Luszczynska, Aleksandra; Hayes, Catherine B.; O'Shea, Miriam P.; Langøien, Lars Jørun; Roos, Gun; van den Berg, Matthijs; Hendriksen, Marieke; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Brug, Johannes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Background: This umbrella review aimed at identifying evidence-based conditions important for successful implementation of interventions and policies promoting a healthy diet, physical activity (PA), and a reduction in ...
    • Why are alternative diets such as "low carb high fat" and "Super healthy Family" so appealing to Norwegian Food consumer 

      Bugge, Annechen Bahr (Journal article, 2015)
      Aspiring for health and fitness has become increasingly important for Norwegians. This is expressed in many ways. For instance there has been a significant increase in the proportion who states ...
    • Wool wash: Technical performance and Consumer Habits 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This paper discusses consumers’ wool washing habits and the possibilities for improving the laundering process with the aim of reducing the total environmental impacts of clothing consumption. Wool has great potential when ...
    • Food security in welfare capitalism: Comparing social entitlements to food in Australia and Norway 

      Richards, Carol; Kjærnes, Unni; Vik, Jostein (Journal of Rural Studies;Volume 43, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-02)
      The concept of food security is often anchored in popular understandings of the challenge to produce and supply enough food. However, decades of policies for intensive agriculture have not alleviated hunger and ...
    • Organic‐and Animal Welfare‐labelled Eggs: Competing for the Same Consumers? 

      Gerini, Francesca; Alfnes, Frode; Schjøll, Alexander (Journal of Agricultural Economics;Volume 67, Issue 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-22)
      To understand the market for sustainable foods, it is important to allow for heterogeneous preferences. However, most studies of consumer preferences for sustainable foods only investigate average consumer preferences. ...
    • Why Cotton as Linen? The Use of Wool in Beds in Norway 

      Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Tobiasson, Tone Skårdal; Laitala, Kirsi (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-08-22)
      Cotton is the “natural” Choice and the dominating material in bed linen and sleepwear in Norway as in many other European countries. Regulation of temperature and humidity are important for good sleep, but they are not ...
    • Determinants of diet and physical Activity (DEDIPAC): a summary of findings 

      Brug, Johannes; van den Ploeg, Hidde; Loyen, Anne; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Allais, Olivier; Andersen, Lene Frost; Cardon, Greet; Capranica, Laura; Chastin, Sebastien; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; De Craemer, Marieke; Donnelly, Alan; Ekelund, Ulf; Finglas, Paul; Flechtner-Mors, Marion; Heberstreit, Antje; Kubiak, Thomas; Lanza, Massimo; Lien, Nanna; MacDonncha, Ciaran; Mazzocchi, Mario; Monsivais, Pablo; Murphy, Marie; Nicolaou, Mary; Nöthlings, Ute; O'Gorman, Donal J; Renner, Britta; Roos, Gun; van den Berg, Matthijs; Schulze, Matthias B; Steinacker, Jurgen; Stronks, Karien; Volkert, Dorthee; Lakerveld, Jeroen (International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity;14(150), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The establishment of the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub, 2013–2016, was the first action taken by the ‘Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ European Joint Programming Initiative. DEDIPAC ...
    • Reconnection work. A network approach to households' dealing with ICT breakdowns 

      Heidenstrøm, Nina Vatvedt; Storm-Mathisen, Ardis (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      How can the concept of networks contribute to understanding the role of households in crises where ICT infrastructure fail? ICT infra - structures are large-scale techno-material networks crucial to mod - ern human ...
    • Cascading Norwegian co-streams for bioeconomic transition 

      Egelyng, H; Romsdal, Anita; Hansen, H.O.; Slizyte, Rasa; Carvajal, Ana Karina; Jouvenot, Laura; Hebrok, Marie; Honkapää, Kaisu; Wold, Jens Petter; Seljåsen, Randi; Aursand, Marit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      A circular bioeconomy has become a global aspiration for governments in Europe and around the globe. This article pursues research questions concerning concrete innovations aiming to create bioeconomic transition options ...
    • Sorting things out: A typology of the digital collaborative economy 

      Pettersen, Lene G. Braathen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Current research on the sharing or collaborative economy has by large adopted a user-centric approach, and studies at the meso-level (firm/organization level) have received little attention and is called for both in the ...
    • Use phase of wool apparel: a literature review for improving LCA 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This paper presents results from a literature review on use phase of clothing with focus on wool. The aim of the review is to study if there is empirical grounding for assuming that the use phase is different for clothes ...
    • Global laundering practices – Alternatives to machine washing 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This article discusses laundering practices around the world including alternative methods such as washing by hand, airing, steaming, and dry-cleaning. These methods, which have received little attention in research, are ...