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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 Eleven: Biosensitivity – an Integrative Approach to the Health of People and Planetary Systems
Introduction to Part Eleven: Biosensitivity – an Integrative Approach to the Health of People and Planetary Systems
Anthony Capon
Introduction

Although human health is better now than at any time in human history, these health gains have been unequally distributed and have come at the price of degradation of natural systems. Leading health thinkers are arguing for an eco-social approach to health to complement the currently dominant biomedical approach. An eco-social approach acknowledges the ecological, economic and social foundations of health. Despite being a ‘natural integrator', health is not appropriately framed in sustainability discourse. Health researchers should embrace the challenge of re-framing health in this context, including by giving more ...

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