Related Writing

Some shorter versions of ideas in the book; and writing with colleagues that has engaged a multidisciplinary approach to rhythmanalysis with other dimensions of environment and climate concerns. Nearly all open access enabled.

Walker, G. 2019. “Rhythmanalyse des relations energie-societe-climat“, Multitudes, 77, 54-60

Walker, G (in press) “Rhythm as energy in space and time: engaging rhythmanalysis with climate change and urban mobility transitions”. In Lyon D and Hutchinson R (eds) Rhythmanalysis: Research in Urban Sociology, Bingley: Emerald

Walker, G. 2018. “Part 5: Shifting Rhythms” in Hui, A, Day, R and Walker, G (eds) Demanding Energy; Space, Time and Change, Palgrave [short intro to section of edited collection: open access]

Walker, G. 2016. “Rhythm, Nature and the Dynamics of Demand”, DEMAND Centre Conference Proceedings [an early version of  ideas sorted out, refined and taken much further in the book: open access]

Walker, G. 2014. “Dynamics of Energy Demand: Change, Rhythm and SynchronicityEnergy Research and the Social Sciences, 1, 49-55 [a bit of rhythm thinking here but very limited and focused only on energy demand: open access] 

Walker, G, Booker, D and Young, P (2020). Breathing in the polyrhythmic city: a spatiotemporal, rhythmanalytic account of urban air pollution and its inequalities. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. August 2020. [open access]

This brings rhythm into conceptualising air pollution in terms of the rhythms of polluting activity, atmosphere, moving and breathing bodies; and then into the spatio-temporalities of inequality and environmental justice. Much more that could be done to build on this initial conceptualisation.

Oppermann, E., Walker, G. & Brearly, M. 2019. “Assembling a thermal rhythmanalysis: energetic flows, heat stress and polyrhythmic interactions in the context of climate change“. Geoforum,108, 275-85 [open access]

This was an amazing opportunity to collaborate with Elspeth Opperman and Matt Brearly and work with their multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary empirical data on outdoor mine workers in Australia and the making of heat stress in labouring bodies. Engages with the rhythms of climate, work setting, production and bodies, including evidence from the monitoring of internal heat load during working days and thermal imaging. The energy in rhythm is thermal in this case, as central to climate change and temperature extremes.