- Subject index
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 46: Global Worming: Politics of Nature and Earth(Worm) Systems
Global Worming: Politics of Nature and Earth(Worm) Systems
Ecological concerns are increasingly at the center of social scientists’ research agendas. From climate change, to pollution, to uncontrolled resource extraction, all the way to biodiversity loss, the so-called 6th mass extinction, and the anthropocene, environmental questions reach out to every locale, and enwrap the settings social sciences had traditionally gotten used to in a pervasive web that challenges disciplinary boundaries. Ecosystems are interconnected, scientists insist, and even the smallest thing can turn out to weigh heavily on the workings of the planet. Ecological concerns work as some sort of funnel, collecting together the most diverse issues, fields, methods, and interests, and bringing them to bear on the ...