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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.

A Bio-Sensitive and Nutritious Food Source: The Kangaroo and Troubled Nature–Society Relations
A Bio-Sensitive and Nutritious Food Source: The Kangaroo and Troubled Nature–Society Relations
Michelle YoungJane Dixon

The material for this chapter is drawn from a wider project that focuses on why kangaroo has not received greater recognition in Australia's culinary culture for the environmental benefits it offers to rangeland grazing enterprises and the health benefits it offers the citizens of a nation with a high rate of obesity. The research is in part an exploration of what Friedmann has described as ‘a paradox of human species life':

On one side, humans get food by altering the concentrations and locations of plants and animals. They necessarily alter webs of living cycles and material cycles of air, water ...

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