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Religion, Sustainability, and Place

Moral Geographies of the Anthropocene

Editors: Silvern, Steven E., Davis, Edward H. (Eds.)

  • Investigates how religious traditions and belief systems are contributing to academic discourse, public policy, and larger public debates over how to create, promote and achieve environmentally and socially sustainable communities
  • Explores the way in which sustainability intersects with religious belief systems, and how different religious belief traditions can contribute to the construction of ethical relationships of people, place and the planet’s ecosystems
  • Offers a diverse array of fascinating case studies from different geographic locales and from diverse religious traditions
  • Provides a platform for scholars, students and the public to re-conceptualize and re-consider how religious belief systems can inform efforts to create moral geographies and sustainable relationships between people, places and environments
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About this book

This book explores how religious groups work to create sustainable relationships between people, places and environments. This interdisciplinary volume deepens our understanding of this relationship, revealing that the geographical imagination—our sense of place—is a key aspect of the sustainability ideas and practices of religious groups.  The book begins with a broad examination of how place shapes faith-based ideas about sustainability, with examples drawn from indigenous Hawaiians and the sacred texts of Judaism and Islam. Empirical case studies from North America, Europe, Central Asia and Africa follow, illustrating how a local, bounded, and sacred sense of place informs religious-based efforts to protect people and natural resources from threatening economic and political forces. Other contributors demonstrate that a cosmopolitan geographical imagination, viewing place as extending from the local to the global, shapes the struggles of Christian, Jewish and interfaith groups to promote just and sustainable food systems and battle the climate crisis.

About the authors

Steven E. Silvern is Professor of Geography and Sustainability at Salem State University. His research has appeared in journals such as Political Geography, Cultural Geographies, Historical Geography, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal. He is also editor of The Northeastern Geographer.
Edward H. Davis is Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Emory & Henry College in Virginia, USA. He has published extensively on rural and agricultural change in the US and Central America. Funded by the USDA, his explorations for seed savers in the Southern US led to the collection of dozens of rare heirloom Brassica varieties for the national seed bank. He serves on the board of the Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.

Reviews

“The editors and authors are right to note that the field of sustainability studies has been strangely silent on the salience of religion. This volume provides exactly the right kind of intervention to this emerging and multidisciplinary field, that is one which includes a diverse range of voices, practitioners alongside academics, and focuses on a range of landscapes from Ethiopia to Scotland where religion and sustainability meet in specific problems and forms of praxis. I highly recommend it!” (Jeremy Kidwell, Department of Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • Due: 2021年3月18日
  • ISBN 978-981-15-7646-1
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 99,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion, Sustainability, and Place
Book Subtitle
Moral Geographies of the Anthropocene
Editors
  • Steven E. Silvern
  • Edward H. Davis
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7646-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7646-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7645-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 390
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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