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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.

Introduction to Part Four: Utilising a Coupled Social-Ecological Systems Approach for Place-Based Analysis
Introduction to Part Four: Utilising a Coupled Social-Ecological Systems Approach for Place-Based Analysis
Susan BakerIsabelle Durance

Recognition that global environmental change presents society with a complex array of problems that cannot be analysed with single disciplinary approaches has led to new interdisciplinary efforts to conceptualise the relationship between society and nature. In part, this has been captured by new systems-based research on the dynamic interactions between the social world and the ecological system (Binder et al., 2013; Folke, 2006; Liu et al., 2007; Newell et al., 2005; Ostrom, 2007, 2009; Young et al., 2006). The last decade has seen significant progress with respect to the interdisciplinary investigation and modelling of coupled social-ecological systems ...

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