The Anthropology of Sustainability

Beyond Development and Progress

Author: Marc Brightman,Jerome Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137566361

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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This book compiles research from leading experts in the social, behavioral, and cultural dimensions of sustainability, as well as local and global understandings of the concept, and on lived practices around the world. It contains studies focusing on ways of living, acting, and thinking which claim to favor the local and global ecological systems of which we are a part, and on which we depend for survival. The concept of sustainability as a product of concern about global environmental degradation, rising social inequalities, and dispossession is presented as a key concept. The contributors explore the opportunities to engage with questions of sustainability and to redefine the concept of sustainability in anthropological terms.
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Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Author: Paul Collinson,Iain Young,Lucy Antal,Helen Macbeth

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789202388

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Sustainability is one of the great problems facing food production today. Using cross-disciplinary perspectives from international scholars working in social, cultural and biological anthropology, ecology and environmental biology, this volume brings many new perspectives to the problems we face. Its cross-disciplinary framework of chapters with local, regional and continental perspectives provides a global outlook on sustainability issues. These case studies will appeal to those working in public sector agencies, NGOs, consultancies and other bodies focused on food security, human nutrition and environmental sustainability.
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Sustainability, Conservation, and Creativity

Ethnographic Learning from Small-scale Practices

Author: Pamela J. Stewart,Andrew J. Strathern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429851367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 54

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By examining how small communities have dealt with forces of change and have sought to maintain themselves over time, this book offers pointers and lessons for conservation practices at all levels of society. "Sustainability" has become an increasingly popular term as a signal of concerns with long-term environmental consequences of human actions. Sustainability as a goal has started to replace "development" as a way of describing policies that go beyond the concept of increasing commercial production or making monetary profits from enterprises. By focusing on topical case histories on agricultural activity, stock-keeping, cash cropping, mining, and renewable energy, the authors highlight how ethnographic studies can and should inform policy decisions at both local and global levels. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of applied anthropology, sociology, and development studies.
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The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies

Author: Peter Howard,Ian Thompson,Emma Waterton,Mick Atha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351762923

Category: Science

Page: 618

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This new edition of The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies contains an updated and expanded selection of original chapters which explore research directions in an array of disciplines sharing a concern for ‘landscape’, a term which has many uses and meanings. It features 33 revised and/or updated chapters and 14 entirely new chapters on topics such as the Anthropocene, Indigenous landscapes, challenging landscape Eurocentrisms, photography and green infrastructure planning. The volume is divided into four parts: Experiencing landscape; Landscape, heritage and culture; Landscape, society and justice; and Design and planning for landscape. Collectively, the book provides a critical review of the various fields related to the study of landscapes, including the future development of conceptual and theoretical approaches, as well as current empirical knowledge and understanding. It encourages dialogue across disciplinary barriers and between academics and practitioners, and reflects upon the implications of research findings for local, national and international policy in relation to landscape. The Companion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to current thinking about landscapes, and serves as an invaluable point of reference for scholars, researchers and graduate students alike.
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Philosophical Posthumanism

Author: Francesca Ferrando

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350059498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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The notion of 'the human' is in need of urgent redefinition. At a time of radical bio-technological developments, and in light of the political and environmental imperatives of our age, the term 'posthuman' provides an alternative. The philosophical landscape which has developed as a response to the crisis of the human, includes several movements, such as: Posthumanism, Transhumanism, Antihumanism and Object Oriented Ontology. This book explains the similarities and differences between these currents and offers a detailed examination of a number of topics that fall under the “posthuman” umbrella, including the anthropocene, artificial intelligence and the deconstruction of the human. Francesca Ferrando affords particular focus to Philosophical Posthumanism, defined as a philosophy of mediation which addresses the meaning of humanity not in separation, but in relation to technology and ecology. The posthuman shift thus emerges in the global call for social change, responsible science and multispecies coexistence.
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Social Progress and Sustainable Development

Author: Neil Thin,Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology Neil Thin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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*Clearly defines the "social" aspect of sustainable development *Suggests steps for international development agencies to mainstream policy Have you ever wondered why the term sustainable development is usually associated with the economic, environmental, and social components, but the social components are the least well defined? Neil Thin explores the diverse meanings of these social components of sustainable development. He offers steps we can take to mainstream social development policy, so we can better plan social progress, communicate about objectives and strategies, and assess social change. He argues that social accountability must be an integrated set of concerns, not a marginalized responsibility of specialists. It must transcend time and spaces, taking into account not only those who are close to us, but distant strangers and future generations as well.
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The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Consumption

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

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Politically, intellectually and socially, sustainable consumption is a controversial concept. Consumption drives our economies and defines our lives: making it sustainable is an enormous and essential challenge. It was a key subject covered at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, which set in place a 10-year programme of effort by national governments to develop strategies for sustainable consumption and production. The problem of how to influence consumer behaviour in the direction of more sustainable choices continues to challenge both opinion formers and policy makers alike. This book provides a coherent synthesis of key contributions to the literature on consumption and sustainability, comprising a substantive collection of selected papers and extracts from books, journals and institutional publications. Presented with a comprehensive introductory overview written by the editor, the Reader also provides an invaluable 'route map' through the complex intellectual terrain relevant to the pursuit of sustainable consumption
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Africa

Author: Charles H. Cutter

Publisher: Stryker Post Publications

ISBN: 9781887985727

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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