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.
Chapter 14: Introduction to Part Three: Spacing Natures: Resourceful and Resilient Community Environmental Practice
Introduction to Part Three: Spacing Natures: Resourceful and Resilient Community Environmental Practice
… there is no singular ‘nature’ as such, only a diversity of contested natures … each such nature is constituted through a variety of socio-cultural processes from which such natures cannot be plausibly separated. (Macnaghten and Urry, 1998, p. 1)
Some twenty years on from when Macnaghten and Urry first made the above assertion, the multi-scalar contestation of natures continues to fundamentally affect the geography, form and progress of society towards more adaptive, or indeed, more transformative, environmental pathways. This Part of the Handbook contributes to the overarching Handbook theme of Nature by exploring how the spacing of natures translates into ...