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              Books in the Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society series

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              Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability: Collaboration, Innovation and Transformation
               

              Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability: Collaboration, Innovation and Transformation (Hardback)

              Edited by Padmanabhan, Martina

              • RRP: $242.00
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              Transdisciplinarity is a new way of scientifically meeting the challenges of sustainability. Indeed, interdisciplinary collaboration and co-operation with non-academic 'practice partners' is at the core of this; creating contextualised, socially relevant knowledge about complex r...eal-world problems. Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability breaks new ground by presenting transdisciplinary research in practice, drawing on recent advances by the vibrant transdisciplinary research communities in the German-speaking world. It describes methodological innovations developed to address wide-ranging contemporary issues including climate change adaptation, energy policy, sustainable agriculture and soil conservation. Furthermore, the authors reflect on the challenges involved in integrating non-academic actors in scientific research, on the tensions that arise in the encounter of theory and praxis, and on the inherently normative, political nature of sustainability research. Highlighting the need for academic institutions to be transformed to reflect transdisciplinarity, this timely volume will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Sustainability Science, Transdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy of Science.
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              ISBN 9781138216402
              Released AU 13 Oct 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices
               

              Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Hedren, Johan; Bradley, Karin

              • RRP: $71.99
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              Utopian thought and experimental approaches to societal organization have been rare in the last decades of planning and politics. Instead, there is a widespread belief in ecological modernization, that sustainable societies can be created within the frame of the current global ca...pitalist world order by taking small steps such as eco-labeling, urban densification, and recycling. However, in the context of the current crisis in which resource depletion, climate change, uneven development, and economic instability are seen as interlinked, this belief is increasingly being questioned and alternative developmental paths sought. This collection demonstrates how utopian thought can be used in a contemporary context, as critique and in exploring desired futures. The book includes theoretical perspectives on changing global socio-environmental relationships and political struggles for alternative development paths, and analyzes micro-level practices in co-housing, alternative energy provision, use of green space, transportation, co-production of urban space, peer-to-peer production and consumption, and alternative economies. It contributes research perspectives on contemporary green utopian practices and strategies, combining theoretical and empirical analyses to spark discussions of possible futures.
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              ISBN 9781138954021
              Released AU 8 Sep 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Learning and Calamities: Practices, Interpretations, Patterns
               

              Learning and Calamities: Practices, Interpretations, Patterns (Hardback)

              Edited by Egner, Heike; Schorch, Maren; Voss, Martin

              • RRP: $263.00
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              It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mi...tigation, will be able to be better prepared or more efficient next time. Furthermore, it is often assumed that the results of these learning processes are preserved as knowledge in the collective memory of a society, and that patterns of practices were adopted on this base. Within history, there is more evidence for the opposite: Analyzing past calamities reveals that there is hardly any learning and, if so, that it rarely lasts more than one or two generations. This book explores whether learning in the context of calamities happens at all, and if learning takes place, under which conditions it can be achieved and what would be required to ensure that learned cognitive and practical knowledge will endure on a societal level. The contributions of this book include various fields of scientific research: history, sociology, geography, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, development studies and political studies, as well as disaster research and disaster risk reduction research.
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              ISBN 9780415703352
              Released AU 9 Sep 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
               

              Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Glaser, Marion; Krause, Gesche; Ratter, Beate M. W.; Welp, Martin

              • RRP: $83.99
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              This text deals with the potentials of social-ecological systems analysis for resolving sustainability problems. The contributors relate inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives to systemic dynamics, human behaviour and the different dimensions and scales.

              ISBN 9781138008854
              Released AU 3 Jul 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Global Change in Marine Systems: Societal and Governing Responses
               

              Global Change in Marine Systems: Societal and Governing Responses (Hardback)

              Edited by Guillotreau, Patrice; Bundy, Alida; Perry, Ian

              • RRP: $242.00
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              Marine social and ecological systems around the world face multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors associated with global change. The resulting changes can create hardship for local societies that depend on them for food, livelihoods and wellbeing. Knowing how to respond to ...global change in a timely and appropriate manner is increasingly occupying the attention of researchers, policy makers, decision makers and practitioners around the world. a Written by an international group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems analyses and appraises societal and governing responses to change, highlighting and explaining similarities and distinctions between successful, and less successful, responses. The authors present I-ADApT , an analytical framework that enables decision makers to consider possible responses to global change, based on experiences elsewhere. Within this volume, I-ADApT is applied to 20 enlightening case studies covering a wide range of marine systems that have been challenged by critical global change issues around the world. a Introducing innovative research to work towards a range of possible responses to global change, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and practitioners interested in fields such as: Environment & Natural Resources, Marine Resources and social sciences.
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              ISBN 9781138059221
              Released AU 17 Nov 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              In Pursuit of Healthy Environments: Global Perspectives from the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day
               

              In Pursuit of Healthy Environments: Global Perspectives from the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day (Hardback)

              Edited by Ruuskanen, Esa; Hakosalo, Heini

              • RRP: $252.00
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              • Pub Date
                30 Oct 20

              In Pursuit of Healthy Environments brings temporal depth to a highly topical issue, the interaction between health and the environment. By means of a rich set of historical case studies from Americas to Europe and from the tropics to the Arctic, the volume demonstrates that the c...oncern for creating and finding healthy environments is not a new one, shows how the link between the environment and health has been perceived at different times and in different cultures, and discusses the practical implications of these conceptualizations. The book written by scholars from architecture, cultural anthropology, history, Indigenous Studies, media studies and sociology will be of interest to a reader interested in the historical roots of present health-related environmental issues. It discusses the spatiality and materiality of the conceptions of health and the practices of nurture in colonial and post-colonial environments and shows how greatly indigenous and colonial mindsets have differed during the last three hundred years. It also investigates how certain environments have become labelled as healthy and life-preserving and others stigmatized by disease and death, and how fluctuating these notions can be. Finally, it analyses the materialities and immaterialities, as well as the transgenerational and transboundary characters of environmental and medical knowledge.
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              ISBN 9780367259051
              Released AU 30 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Trading Environments: Frontiers, Commercial Knowledge and Environmental Transformation, 1750-1990
                

              Trading Environments: Frontiers, Commercial Knowledge and Environmental Transformation, 1750-1990 (Hardback)

              Edited by Winder, Gordon M.; Dix, Andreas

              • RRP: $263.00
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              This volume examines dynamic interactions between the calculative and speculative practices of commerce and the fruitfulness, variability, materiality, liveliness and risks of nature. It does so in diverse environments caught up in new trading relationships forged on and through ...frontiers for agriculture, forestry, mining and fishing. Historical resource frontiers are understood in terms of commercial knowledge systems organized as projects to transform landscapes and environments. The book asks: how were environments traded, and with what environmental and landscape consequences? How have environments been engineered, standardized and transformed within past trading systems? What have been the successes and failures of economic knowledge in dealing with resource production in complex environments? It considers cases from northern Europe, North and South America, Central Africa and New Zealand in the period between 1750 and 1990, and the contributors reflect on the effects of transnational commodity chains, competing economic knowledge systems, environmental ignorance and learning, and resource exploitation. In each case they identify tensions, blind spots, and environmental learning that plagued commercial projects on frontiers.
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              ISBN 9781138933446
              Released AU 1 Dec 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices
               

              Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices (Hardback)

              Edited by Hedren, Johan; Bradley, Karin

              • RRP: $263.00
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              In the last decade of planning and policy making, utopian thought and experimental approaches to the organization of society and the built environment have been rare. What has evolved instead is a firm consensus on sustainable society as something created within the framework of ...current society and by small steps (such as eco-labeling, urban densification and recycling). In the midst of the current ecological and economic crisis, however, social movements and researchers have called for other developmental paths and more deep-reaching approaches. The aim of this book is to empirically and theoretically analyze alternative green futures through perspectives such as political ecology, environmental justice, and utopian thought. The book includes analyses of strategies and emerging practices on the macro levels of institutional, infrastructural and economic change, and also analyzes micropractices in the form of case studies of self-organised cooperative housing, new forms of local exchange and energy provision. The book thus not only criticizes current mainstream sustainability programs but also explores alternatives and utopian practices, their potential, their problems and their challenges.
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              ISBN 9780415814447
              Released AU 4 Mar 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
               

              Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis (Hardback)

              Edited by Glaser, Marion; Krause, Gesche; Ratter, Beate M. W.; Welp, Martin

              • RRP: $263.00
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              ISBN 9780415510004
              Released AU 5 Mar 2012
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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              Global Change in Marine Systems: Societal and Governing Responses

              Global Change in Marine Systems: Societal and Governing Responses (Paperback)

              Edited by Guillotreau, Patrice; Bundy, Alida; Perry, Ian

              • RRP: $77.99
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              Marine social and ecological systems around the world face multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors associated with global change. The resulting changes can create hardship for local societies that depend on them for food, livelihoods and wellbeing. Knowing how to respond to ...global change in a timely and appropriate manner is increasingly occupying the attention of researchers, policy makers, decision makers and practitioners around the world. Written by an international group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems analyses and appraises societal and governing responses to change, highlighting and explaining similarities and distinctions between successful, and less successful, responses. The authors present I-ADApT , an analytical framework that enables decision makers to consider possible responses to global change, based on experiences elsewhere. Within this volume, I-ADApT is applied to 20 enlightening case studies covering a wide range of marine systems that have been challenged by critical global change issues around the world. Introducing innovative research to work towards a range of possible responses to global change, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and practitioners interested in fields such as: Environment & Natural Resources, Marine Resources and social sciences.
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              ISBN 9780367886516
              Released AU 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society
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