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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 Eight: Gendered Nature and Ecofeminism
Introduction to Part Eight: Gendered Nature and Ecofeminism
Susan Buckingham

The concept underpinning ecofeminism is that we – society – have to find a way of living with non-human nature sustainably and well, and in which there is true gender equality. It calls into question the unequal distribution of power underpinning gender relations, and argues that achieving a sustainable environment cannot be achieved without dismantling gendered power structures and processes. In other words, how we treat each other and nature is mutually constitutive. Ecofeminism has generated much debate, and has inspired many people – mainly women – to reconsider human beings’ relationship with nature from a gendered perspective. It has inspired and been influential in activist and political ...

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