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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.

Consumers, Food Security, and Transformations in Food Retail in Vietnam
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Sigrid Wertheim-Heck
Food System Transformations and Food Safety Concerns in Asia

The twenty-first century is portrayed as the Asian century, referring to the success of emerging Asian economies in terms of economic expansion and increasing consumption. In the process of progressive international economic integration, it is assumed that Asia's institutional structures and consumer cultures become more global, comparable to advanced Western societies. Modernization theory (Armer & Katsillis, 2001; Bernstein, 1971) proclaims a gradual transition from traditional to modern social structures, in which tradition is regarded as opposite to, and incompatible with, modernity, and Westernization the inescapable outcome for developing countries. Although modernization theory is subject to critique, ...

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