The Anthropology of Sustainability Beyond Development and Progress

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...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Brightman, Marc (Editor), Lewis, Jerome (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Palgrave Macmillan US 2017, 2017
Edition:1st ed. 2017
Series:Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XVIII, 316 p. 21 illus., 17 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9781137566362