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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 Ten: What Nature and Which Society? The Complexities of Nature–Society Relationships in the Anthropocene
Introduction to Part Ten: What Nature and Which Society? The Complexities of Nature–Society Relationships in the Anthropocene
Shonil Bhagwat

At the heart of this cluster of chapters is the wide variety of nature–society relationships: from traditional forms of nature protection to novel ways of responding to the natural world that is perhaps no longer natural. The Anthropocene – conceptualised as the age of humans – provides a backdrop to these chapters. The age of humans is about one species, Homo sapiens, driving the changes in the natural world: cultivating crops, clearing forests, introducing species from one continent to another whilst favouring certain kinds of nature over others and practising ...

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