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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 Six: Feeding Hungry and Thirsty Cities
Introduction to Part Six: Feeding Hungry and Thirsty Cities: An Introduction
Roberta SonninoAna Moragues-Faus
Introduction: Problematising Technocratic Approaches to Water and Food Security

Water and food are essential for the maintenance of life. For this very reason, they have long been subjected to a political lexicon of ‘security', which, over the last few decades, has become increasingly intertwined with neoliberal discourses about the expansion of global markets. Throughout the post-war period, the unfolding of the neoliberal capitalist project has given prominence to one fundamental ‘security’ strategy: the commodification of food and water, which have been progressively conceptualised as materials to be incorporated into production processes or marketed and exploited to deliver specific services (Friedmann & McMichael, 1989; McMichael, ...

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