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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.

Sustainability, Justice, and the Problem of Scale: Place-making as a ‘Multi-scalar Fix’ in Urban Environmental Politics
Sustainability, Justice, and the Problem of Scale: Place-making as a ‘Multi-scalar Fix’ in Urban Environmental Politics
Joseph Pierce

Scholarship on sustainability has engaged in analysis of systems at a variety of scales, with particular attention paid to a few scalar lenses: the integrated Earth system (Holdren et al., 1995), national or continental environmental policy (Asheim, 1994), and, more recently, the urban region (Eigner & Schmuck, 2002; Krueger & Agyeman, 2005), the neighborhood (Fraser et al., 2013; Hagerman, 2007) and even the household (Gibson et al., 2015). Rather than satisfactorily resolving concerns about scale, however, much recent sustainability research in urban contexts exemplifies the need to more directly address the trenchant ...

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