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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 One: Sustainability and Governance: Some Starting Points
Introduction to Part One: Sustainability and Governance: Some Starting Points
Terry Marsden

The onset of sustainability debates started in the 1970s. This introductory part collects together seven chapters, which explore the ‘age of sustainability’ and its paradigms from different theoretical and disciplinary standpoints. The first four chapters take different, but related, approaches, all of which are now relevant to the development of the social science contribution to sustainability science. They deal with systems perspectives (Farioli et al.); developments from the perspectives of environmental philosophy and ethics (Attfield); the role of social science perspectives in nature–society transitions (Andersson and Sjöblom); and tourism and nature in an era of sustainability (Gill). One pivotal theme of all four of ...

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