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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.

Supermarkets, ‘the Consumer’ and Responsibilities for Sustainable Food
Supermarkets, ‘the Consumer’ and Responsibilities for Sustainable Food
David EvansDaniel WelchJoanne Swaffield

Supermarkets – best understood as large grocery stores, usually part of a chain, that sell a wide variety of foodstuffs and other items to shoppers who ‘self-serve’ and pay at the ‘check out’ (see Burch & Lawrence, 2007) – are among the most powerful actors in national and global food systems. In Western Europe, North America and increasingly elsewhere, supermarkets have established themselves as the dominant mode through which people access food. This seemingly obvious statement is instructive for thinking about the requirement for food consumption to become more sustainable. Against a backdrop in which the centrality of ‘changing consumption’ to processes of systemic change, or ...

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