Natural Resource Use and Global Change: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Social Ecology

Hardcover | February 8, 2013

byKarl Bruckmeier

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Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Charting the historical development of social ecology in the context of environmental research, the book examines the interactions between society and nature and identifies both the barriers to global sustainability and the conditions and best practice for transforming industrial economies towards new sustainable resource use.

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Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Charting the historical development of social ecology in the context of environmental research, the book examines the interactions between soci...

KARL BRUCKMEIER, Professor in Human Ecology, Gothenberg University, SwedenHILARY TOVEY, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:February 8, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023030060X

ISBN - 13:9780230300606

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Development of Social Ecology
Interdisciplinary Research in Society and Nature in the 20th Century
Sources of Social Ecology: Discourses on Society and Nature in Sociology
Sources of Social Ecology: Ecosystems and Natural Resources in Ecological Discourses
Thematic Profiles of Social Ecology: The Research on Resource Flows and the Physical Economy in a Global Context
Thematic Profiles of Social Ecology: The Research on Human Land Use, Food and Biomass Production in European and Global Contexts
Thematic Profiles of Social Ecology: Knowledge Synthesis in a Theory of Interaction of Society and Nature
Social Ecology: A Science in Development
Social Ecology and Practice: The Policy Process and the Social-Ecological Discourse