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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.

Understanding the Evolving Relationship between Tourism and Nature in an Era of Sustainability
Understanding the Evolving Relationship between Tourism and Nature in an Era of Sustainability
Alison M. Gill

Tourism is increasingly built on the marketing of nature and natural resources (Arnegger et al., 2010; Coghlan & Buckley, 2013; Urry, 1995) and its ever expanding global reach means that it is a significant agent of environmental change (Holden, 2009). Understanding the relationship of tourism to nature must be seen within the complex and changing relationships of the modes of tourism production and consumption that are embedded in social, cultural, economic, and political contexts of time and place. The discussion in this chapter is framed within the ‘era of sustainability’ that spans a period of dynamic global ...

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