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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 THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.
Chapter 44: Accumulating Goods: Valuing Practices in the Production of Insects for Crop Protection
Accumulating Goods: Valuing Practices in the Production of Insects for Crop Protection
Introduction: Making Good with Insects
Through the open windows of the greenhouse, there is a view of the adjacent woodland, the tangled mix of woodland species outside providing a counterpoint to the carefully arranged plant life within. Along the wooden benches that run the length of the glasshouse, groups of identical plants in identical black plastic pots are neatly spaced in rows: climbing beans, dense clusters of primulas and broad-leaved tobacco plants, amongst others. Despite appearances, it is not plants that Sue is commercially cultivating in this glasshouse; it is insects, beneficial insects that are used for the biological control of ...