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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.

A New Biopolitics of Environmental Health: Permeable Bodies and the Anthropocene
A New Biopolitics of Environmental Health: Permeable Bodies and the Anthropocene
Becky Mansfield
Introduction: The Permeable Body of the Twenty-First Century

An avalanche of recent scientific findings emphasizes that the body is dizzyingly open to its environment. The microbiome, chimerism, and epigenetics are powerful examples, each of which has generated intense scientific and popular interest. The microbiome is the collection of micro-organisms that live in and on us; by the most recent estimate, the number of these non-human others about equals the number of human cells in our bodies (Bakalar, 2016; Brody, 2014; Reardon, 2014; Yong, 2014). Influenced by myriad factors from birth practices (vaginal or surgical) to pet ownership, the quantity, type, and diversity of ...

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