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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 ...

The Contested Nature of the Farmed Landscape
The Contested Nature of the Farmed Landscape
Jørgen Primdahl
Introduction

Agricultural landscapes, i.e. areas where agriculture constitutes a significant share of the land use, are widespread throughout the world. The natural foundations for agricultural production – soil, water, climate, and biodiversity – are fundamental components of any agricultural landscape, but much more needs to be considered if the landscape is to be fully described and understood. Moreover, the very concept of landscape is contested and has a number of different meanings which reflect various interests in the landscape, including academic. Although the notion that landscape represents a spatial complex entity is a common feature of the different meanings, there is clear discord among landscape scholars regarding the nature of landscape ...

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