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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 The Social Science of Nature: Nature's Passage and Pathways
Introduction The Social Science of Nature: Nature's Passage and Pathways
Terry Marsden

Green thought and its scientific enterprise has blossomed since the 1970s, such that it is now fairly unimaginable not to consider ‘the environment’ or ‘nature’ as a central arena of study, policy and social and economic action. Many, even non-social scientists, now argue that the time of environmental social science, and indeed its rightful place at the centre of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary sustainability science, has now arrived. This has been a major theme emerging out of the last Rio summit, the development of initiatives like ‘Future Earth', research programmes based around the ‘grand challenges', such as climate change, adaptation and mitigation, food security, cities and ...

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