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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.

The Role of Sacred Natural Sites in Conflict Resolution: Lessons from the Wonsho Sacred Forests of Sidama, Ethiopia
The Role of Sacred Natural Sites in Conflict Resolution: Lessons from the Wonsho Sacred Forests of Sidama, Ethiopia
Zerihun Doffana
Background and Introduction

The literature on sacred natural sites has often regarded such landscapes and associated institutions as hotspots of conflict. The way in which different parties have utilized sacred sites as the loci for claiming allegiance and rights of access, thereby engendering conflict, has often surfaced in the literature (Barkan & Barkey, 2014;). While in recent years, studies documenting the relevance and role of indigenous institutions and conflict resolution mechanisms have appeared in the literature, the role that sacred natural sites play in conflict resolution has drawn little ...

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