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SpringerBriefs in Political Science

Environment and Society

Socionatural Relations in the Anthropocene

Authors: Arias-Maldonado, Manuel

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  • Draws a modern, nuanced portrait of nature as a key concept
  • First book that fully incorporates and presents the idea of the Anthropocene
  • Truely interdisciplinary perspective
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About this book

This short book sets out to explore the concept of nature in the context of a changing reality, in which the extent of our transformation of the environment has become evident: What is nature and to what extent has humanity transformed it? How do nature and society relate to one another? What does the idea of a sustainable society entail and how can nature be understood as a political subject? What is the Anthropocene and how does it affect nature as both an idea and a material entity? Has nature perhaps “ended?” In addressing these questions, the author delivers a concise but meaningful study of contemporary understandings of nature, one that goes beyond the limits posed by a single discipline. Adopting a truly comprehensive perspective, the work incorporates classical disciplines such as philosophy, evolutionary theory and the history of ideas; new and mixed approaches ranging from environmental sociology to neurobiology and ecological economics and the emerging area of the environmental humanities and represents a growing branch of political thought that views nature as a new political subject.

About the authors

Manuel Arias Maldonado (1974) is Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Malaga, Spain. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in the University of Berkeley, a research associate at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich and has researched in places such as Keele, Oxford and Siena. He has worked extensively on environmental issues, from a sociopolitical as well as from a philosophical standpoint. Other research topics include, political liberalism, deliberative democracy, as well as Wikipedia and the social implications of information technologies. His last book is Real Green. Sustainability after the End of Nature (Ashgate, London, 2012). He is a regular book reviewer in the academic journal Environmental Politics. Finally, he publishes regularly in several Spanish cultural journals, such as Revista de Libros, Letras Libres, Revista de Occidente and Lettre International Deutschland.

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“This very compelling book appears in a series entitled ‘SpringerBriefs in Political Science’, and it ably fulfils the assignment of presenting the key issues relevant to its topic quickly and efficiently. … Environment and Society is thus extremely successful as a report from the field, on the state of normative reflection on recent research on the complex interactions between human beings and the physical environment they inhabit.” (Zev Trachtenberg, Environmental Values, Vol. 25 (5), October, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 44,02 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15952-2
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15951-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environment and Society
Book Subtitle
Socionatural Relations in the Anthropocene
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15952-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15952-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-15951-5
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 131
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