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Human-Environment Interactions

Social Ecology

Society-Nature Relations across Time and Space

Editors: Haberl, H., Fischer-Kowalski, M., Krausmann, F., Winiwarter, V. (Eds.)

  • The book comprehensively presents the current state-of-the-art of the Vienna School of Social Ecology
  • The conceptual repertoire of Social Ecology is exemplified by a cornucopia of empirical studies presenting exciting original research
  • The book differs from most edited volumes by its high internal consistency achieved through stringent editing and organization of several author’s workshops
  • Method Précis outline socioecological research methods and guide the reader to more detailed methodological publications through carefully selected references
  • Due to its nature, the book is suitable for classroom use, as a primer and overview of Social Ecology as well as its current research frontiers
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This book presents the current state of the art in Social Ecology as practiced by the Vienna School of Social Ecology, globally one of the main research groups in this field. As a significant contribution to the growing literature on interdisciplinary sustainability studies, the book introduces the purpose and nature of Social Ecology and then places the “Vienna School” within the broader context of socioecological and other interdisciplinary environmental approaches. The conceptual and methodological foundations of Social Ecology are discussed in detail, allowing the reader to obtain a broad overview of current socioecological thinking. Issues covered include socio-metabolic transitions, socioecological approaches to land use, the relation between actor-centered and system approaches, a socioecological theory of labor and the importance of legacies, as conceived in Environmental History and in Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research. To underpin this overview empirically, the strengths of socioecological research are elucidated in cases of cutting-edge research, introducing a variety of themes the Vienna School has been tackling empirically over the past years. Given how the field is presented – reflecting research carried out on different scales, reaching from local to global as well as from past to present and future – and due to the way the book is structured, it is suitable for classroom use, as a primer, and also as an overview of how Social Ecology evolved, right up to its current research frontiers.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • The Archipelago of Social Ecology and the Island of the Vienna School

    Fischer-Kowalski, Marina (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Core Concepts and Heuristics

    Fischer-Kowalski, Marina (et al.)

    Pages 29-61

  • Transitions in Sociometabolic Regimes Throughout Human History

    Krausmann, Fridolin (et al.)

    Pages 63-92

  • Beyond Inputs and Outputs: Opening the Black-Box of Land-Use Intensity

    Erb, Karl-Heinz (et al.)

    Pages 93-124

  • ‘Society Can’t Move So Much As a Chair!’—Systems, Structures and Actors in Social Ecology

    Hausknost, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 125-147

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33326-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33324-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Ecology
Book Subtitle
Society-Nature Relations across Time and Space
Editors
  • Helmut Haberl
  • Marina Fischer-Kowalski
  • Fridolin Krausmann
  • Verena Winiwarter
Series Title
Human-Environment Interactions
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33326-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33326-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33324-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXII, 610
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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