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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 Twelve: The Resource Nexus and its Relevance
Introduction to Part Twelve: The Resource Nexus and its Relevance
Raimund Bleischwitz

The complexity of nature and its interactions with societies is nowadays often discussed under the narrative of the water–energy–food nexus.1 This nexus approach refers to interlinkages among the use of natural resources, illustrated by water needed for both energy and food production. While research about interlinkages has a long tradition in sustainability research (Wichelns, 2017), the ‘nexus’ debate has emerged since 2011 in a couple of conferences and think tank papers. What can be considered new is the balanced approach across key sectors, rather than originating from one specific sector and reaching out to others, and a distinct attempt to grapple with urgent issues ...

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