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The SAGE Handbook of Nature

Three Volume Set
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April 2018 | 1 744 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Terry Marsden
Introduction to the Handbook
 
PART 01: SUSTAINABILITY AND GOVERNANCE: SOME STARTING POINTS
Terry Marsden
Chapter 1: Introduction to Part One : Sustainablity and Governance: some starting points.
Francesca Farioli, Sergio Barile, Marialuisa Saviano, Francesca Iandolo
Chapter 2: Re-reading sustainability through the Triple Helix model in the frame of a systems perspective
Robin Attfield
Chapter 3: Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Ethics for Sustainability
Kjell Andersson and Stefan Sjöblom
Chapter 4: The role of social science in nature-society transitions
Alison M. Gill
Chapter 5: Understanding the evolving relationship between tourism and nature in an era of sustainability
Stefan Sjöblom and Kjell Andersson
Chapter 6: Governance Mechanisms as Promoters of Governability: a Political Science Perspective on Institutional Complexity
Abid Mehmood
Chapter 7: Nature Governance: A multimodal view
Andreas Thiel and Farhad Mukhtarov
Chapter 8: Purposeful institutional change for Adaptive Governance of Natural Resources: How to Cater for Context and Agency?
 
PART 02: NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Wendy Larner
Chapter 9: Introduction to Part Two: Natural and Socio-natural Vulnerabilities: Interweaving the natural and social sciences
Ilan Kelman, JC Gaillard and Ben Wisner
Chapter 10: Human Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Hazards
Martin Mahony
Chapter 11: Epistemic politics of climate change
Becky Mansfield
Chapter 12: A new biopolitics of environmental health: permeable bodies and the Anthropocene
Mark Jackson
Chapter 13: Nature, Critique, Ontology, and Decolonial Options: Problematising ‘The Political’
 
PART 03: SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION
Alex Franklin
Chapter 14: Introduction to Part Three: Spacing Natures: Resourceful and Resilient Community Environmental Practice
Daniel R. Williams
Chapter 15: Spacing Conservation Practice: Place-Making, Social Learning, and Adaptive Landscape Governance in Natural Resource Management
L.G. Horlings
Chapter 16: Politics of Connectivity: The Relevance of Place-Based Approaches to Support Sustainable Development and the Governance of Nature and Landscape
Juha Kotilainen
Chapter 17: Resilience of Resource Communities: Perspectives and Challenges
Joseph Pierce
Chapter 18: Sustainability, Justice, and the Problem of Scale: Place-making as a ‘Multi-scalar Fix’ in Urban Environmental Politics
 
PART 04: COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Susan Baker and Isabelle Durance
Chapter 19: Introduction to Part Four: Utilising a Coupled Social-Ecological Systems Approach for Place Based Analysis
Susan Baker and Isabelle Durance
Chapter 20: Resilience and Adaptation in Coupled Natural-Social Systems: A Place-Based Perspective
Jessica Paddock, Susan Baker, Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Alastair Smith, Richard Unsworth
Chapter 21: Coupled Social-Ecological Systems: Insights from Seagrass Meadows in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Mark Robins and Adrian Southern
Chapter 22: Ecological localism – re-coupling people place and nature
 
PART 05: RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
Brian H MacGillivray and Nick F Pidgeon
Chapter 23: Introduction to Part Five: Risk and rationality: the “frame problem” revisited, from the laboratory to the public sphere
Ortwin Renn
Chapter 24: Social theories of risk and the environment
Victoria Campbell-Arvai, Douglas Bessette, Robyn Wilson and Joseph Arvai
Chapter 25: Decision-making about the environment
Phil Macnaghten
Chapter 26: Public Engagement with Risk and the Science-Policy Interface: A Perspective on Techno-Visionary Science and Innovation
 
PART 06: HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS
Roberta Sonnino and Ana Moragues-Faus
Chapter 27: Introduction to Part Six: Feeding Hungry and Thirsty Cities: An Introduction
Wendy Mendes and Roberta Sonnino
Chapter 28: Urban Food Governance in the Global North
Jane Battersby
Chapter 29: Urban food security in developing countries: Policy trajectories for urban Africa
Antonio A R Ioris
Chapter 30: Conflicting Demands, Urban Dilemmas and Narrow Thinking about Water: Political Necessity and the Possibilities of Change
Cecilia Tacoli
Chapter 31: The role of small urban centres in food security and rural transformations
 
PART 07:CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES
Gert Spaargaren and Peter Oosterveer
Chapter 32: Introduction to Part Seven: Sustainability and inequality: reviewing critical issues in understanding consumer – food relationships in Global Modernity
David Evans, Daniel Welch and Joanne Swaffield
Chapter 33: Supermarkets, ‘the consumer’ and responsibilities for sustainable food
Kanang Kantamaturapoj
Chapter 34: The Retail Sector And Sustainable Food Provision In Thailand
Sigrid Wertheim-Heck
Chapter 35: Consumers, food security, and transformations in food retail in Vietnam
Peter Oosterveer and Gert Spaargaren
Chapter 36: Accessing sustainable food: new figurations of food provision in the making?
 
PART 08: GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM
Susan Buckingham
Chapter 37: Introduction to Part Eight: Gendered Nature and Ecofeminism
Seema Arora-Jonsson
Chapter 38: Across the Development Divide: A North-South Perspective on Environmental Democracy
Joane Nagel
Chapter 39: Men at Work: Scientific and Technical Solutions to the “Problem” of Nature
Niamh Moore
Chapter 40: Refiguring Motherhood and Maternalism in Ecofeminism
Mary Mellor
Chapter 41: What do women and nature have in common: affinity, contingency, or material relation?
 
PART 09: REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE
Mara Miele
Chapter 42: Introduction to Part Nine: Making nature productive: stories of farmed and wild salmons, cow’s choice, good bugs, earthworms and gardening
Christopher Bear and Lewis Holloway
Chapter 43: Redistributing labour in Automated Milking Systems and the more-than-human (co)production of dairy farming
Stephanie Lavau
Chapter 44: Accumulating goods: Valuing practices in the production of Insects for Crop Protection
Heather Swanson, John Law and Marianne E. Lien
Chapter 45: Modes of Naturing: or stories of salmon
Filippo Bertoni
Chapter 46: Global Worming: politics of nature and earth(worm) systems
Paul Milbourne
Chapter 47: Urban community gardening: producing new spaces of social nature in the city
 
PART 10: NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Shonil Bhagwat
Chapter 48: Introduction to Part Ten: What nature and which society?: The complexities of nature-society relationships in the Anthropocene
Zerihun Doffana
Chapter 49: The role of sacred natural sites in conflict resolution: lessons from Wonsho sacred forests of Sidama, Ethiopia
Christina Ender
Chapter 50: Social equity in the context of forest conservation. Insights from REDD+ projects in Cambodia and Kenya.
Shonil Bhagwat
Chapter 51: Non-native invasive species: Nature, society and the management of novel nature in the Anthropocene
Fabrizio Frascaroli
Chapter 52: Community places, contested spaces: a political ecology of Italian sacred natural sites between cooperation and conflict
Emma Shepheard-Walwyn
Chapter 53: Marginalisation of Traditional Groups and the Degradation of Nature
 
PART 11: BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH
Anthony Capon
Chapter 54: Introduction to Part Eleven: Biosensitivity – an integrative approach to the health of people and planetary systems
Ferne Edwards, Jane Dixon and Ruth Beilin
Chapter 55: Adopting a public health ecology approach to a key food security issue: apiary, bio-diversity and conservation
Howard Frumkin
Chapter 56: Nature contact and human health
Colin D Butler and Kerryn Higgs
Chapter 57: Health, population, limits and the decline of nature
Michelle Young and Jane Dixon
Chapter 58: A Bio-Sensitive and Nutritious Food Source: The Kangaroo and Troubled Nature–Society Relations
 
Part 12: THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE
Raimund Bleischwitz
Chapter 59: Introduction to Part Twelve: The Resource Nexus and its Relevance
Carole Dalin
Chapter 60: A Water Perspective on the Water–Energy–Food Nexus
Adnan A. Hezri and Michelle Kwa
Chapter 61: Resources Nexus: The Importance for Asia and the Role of Institutions
Minpeng Chen, Yunfan Wan and Li Yue
Chapter 62: Fertilizers: Food Security and the Resource Nexus
Teresa Domenech Aparisi
Chapter 63: Industrial Symbiosis – a Bottom-Up Business Response to Nexus Challenges
Philip Andrews-Speed
Chapter 64: Institutions and the Governance of the Resource Nexus: The Case of Nitrogen Fertilizers in China
 
Part 13: SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES
Alison Blay-Palmer
Chapter 65: Introduction to Part Thirteen: Urban Natures: Sustainable Communities
Harriet Friedmann
Chapter 66: Metabolism of Global Cities: London, Manchester, Chicago
Hannah Nelson-Teutsch
Chapter 67: A Tree Grows on West 22nd Street: Public Art, Nature, and the Transformation of Urban Communities
Cassie Wever and Debbie Field
Chapter 68: From Field to Table: Building a Cooperative Sustainable Food System in Balance with Nature
Guy M Robinson
Chapter 69: Nature as Threat and Opportunity in the Peri-Urban Fringe
 
Part 14: RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION
Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
Chapter 70: Introduction to Part Fourteen: Rural Natures and their Co-Production
Paulo Petersen
Chapter 71: Agroecology and the Restoration of Organic Metabolisms in Agrifood Systems
Jørgen Primdahl
Chapter 72: The Contested Nature of the Farmed Landscape
Peter R.W. Gerritsen
Chapter 73: Rural Landscapes in Dispute: on Coproduction, Farming Styles and Resource Diversity in Western Mexico
Sabine de Rooij
Chapter 74: Different Farming Strategies and the Shaping of Agricultural Landscapes: The Case of the Netherlands

The editors of this handbook have assembled an impressive set of contributions from leading environmental social scientific researchers to produce a conceptually rich survey and sometime political manifesto, which demonstrates the vitality of academic research at the nature-society interface today. These volumes will be an invaluable guide for those seeking to understand the broad conceptual trading zones around nature, society, politics, economics, and health that now constitute environmental social sciences, as well as those looking for the novel case studies, policy innovations, and political ideas that indicate the potential of transdisciplinary approaches to complex socio-ecological systems in the future. 

 

Gail Davies
Professor of Human Geography, University of Exeter

The Sage Handbook of Nature makes a compelling case for the relevance of social science to a planet that is changing its contours as we speak, while also presenting a body of critical thought willing to flex and morph as the familiar ground gives way.  A very rare beast indeed - an authoritative text that dares to treat the `naturalising’ of social theory not as a vice but as an adventure. 

Nigel Clark
Chair of Social Sustainability, Lancaster University

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