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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND ...

Introduction to Part Two: Natural and Socio-natural Vulnerabilities: Interweaving the Natural and Social Sciences
Introduction to Part Two: Natural and Socio-natural Vulnerabilities: Interweaving the Natural and Social Sciences
Wendy Larner

What do you do when your world starts to fall apart? (Tsing, 2015, p. 1)

With the rise of the Anthropocene it has become evident that politics – in the broadest sense of the word – now shapes human knowledge of, and interactions with, the physical environment. Whether understood as geological epoch, theoretical concept, or just a term in popular culture, the idea of the Anthropocene challenges the taken-for-granted understandings of the physical matter that makes up our planet and asks us all to think anew about terms such as ‘nature’ and ‘environment'. The four chapters in ...

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