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Sustainability and the social sciences : a cross-disciplinary approach to integrating environmental considerations into theoretical reorientation

Author: Egon Becker; Thomas Jahn
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This multi-authored volume explores the complex terrain of the interface between the social sciences and environmental research. The contributors come from a range of disciplines: Economics, Sociology, Geography, Political Science and Psychology. They share two broad assumptions: on the one hand, the intellectual reality that continuing attempts at theoretical development remain the lifeblood of the social
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Sustainability and the social sciences.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999
(OCoLC)654244649
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Egon Becker; Thomas Jahn
ISBN: 1856497089 9781856497084 1856497097 9781856497091
OCLC Number: 40954231
Notes: Published in association with UNESCO and ISOE.
Description: xvi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Federico Mayor --
Exploring Uncommon Ground: Sustainability and the Social Sciences / Egon Becker, Thomas Jahn, Immanuel Stiess --
Social sciences and the debate on sustainable development --
Analytical, normative and political implications of sustainability --
Towards a working definition of sustainability --
A social trajectories view for discourse-oriented policies --
Reorienting the social sciences --
Making the research process more inclusive --
Sustainability: Its Cognitive Power for Emerging Fields of Knowledge --
Social Sustainability and Whole Development: Exploring the Dimensions of Sustainable Development / Ignacy Sachs --
From economic growth to 'whole' development --
The controversy over growth --
Partial sustainabilities and whole sustainability --
Sustainability and Territory: Meaningful Practices and Material Transformations / Henri Acselrad --
Environment and territory in the social sciences --
Sustainability and socio-political contexts: actors and projects in the hegemonic struggle --
Sustainability as an object of symbolical struggle --
Final considerations --
Sustainability and Sociology: Northern Preoccupations / Michael Redclift --
Sustainable development --
The limitations of social constructionism --
Beyond the bounds of social construction --
Sustainability indicators --
Ecological modernization --
Conclusions: modernity and sustainability --
Towards Sustainable Subjectivity: A View from Feminist Philosophy / Rosi Braidotti --
Towards an inclusive definition --
Background: the WED debate.
Responsibility: edited by Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn.
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