|Jules Pretty||University of Essex|
|Andy Ball||Flinders University|
|Ted Benton||University of Essex|
|Julia Guivant||Federal University of Santa Catarina|
|David R Lee||Cornell University|
|David Orr||Oberlin College|
|Max Pfeffer||Cornell University|
|Professor Hugh Ward||University of Essex|
|© 2008||640 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
'This is the desert island book for anyone interested in the relationship between society and the environment. The editors have assembled a masterful collection of contributions on every conceivable dimension of environmental thinking in the social sciences and humanities. No library should be without it!' - Associate Professor Robyn Eckersley, School of Political Science, Sociology and Criminology, University of Melbourne
The Handbook of Environment and Society focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment.
Editorially integrated but written from multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Handbook of Environment and Society is organised in seven sections:
- Environmental thought: past and present
- Valuing the environment
- Knowledges and knowing
- Political economy of environmental change
- Environmental technologies
- Redesigning natures
- Institutions and policies for influencing the environment
Key themes include: locations where the environment-society relation is most acute: where, for example, there are few natural resources or where industrialization is unregulated; the discussion of these issues at different scales: local, regional, national, and global; the cost of damage to resources; and the relation between principal actors in the environment-society nexus.
Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The Handbook on Environment and Society presents readers in social science and natural science with a manual of the past, present and future of environment-society links.