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Human Ecology - Markus Nauser

Human Ecology

By: Markus Nauser (Editor), Dieter Steiner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th July 1993
ISBN: 9780415067775
Number Of Pages: 392

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We face an environmental catastrophe of global proportions. The ecological rationality of modern society, and of science in particular, is in question. Science still responds to crises at the level of technocratic expertise, and still treats society as an adaptive system.
By bringing together a number of integrative approaches to the human-environment problem, Human Ecology shapes a more radical, fundamental agenda for change. The book creates a framework for a cohesive discourse, for a new human ecology. From the notion that the individual person is an agent mediating between society and environment, the individual contributors recognize that the environmental crisis is really a crisis of society - manifesting itself in an increasing fragmentation of lives in general and knowledge in particular. Arguing for environmentally sustainable lifestyles, the book envisages a new kind of consciousness and a new environment.

Prefacep. xxiii
General Introductionp. 1
Human Ecologyp. 13
Introduction to Part Ip. 15
Human Ecology and Biohistoryp. 31
Human Ecology as Transdisciplinary Science, and Science as Part of Human Ecologyp. 47
How Does the Person Fit into the Human Ecological Triangle?p. 77
Philosophical Remarks on the Project of Human Ecologyp. 99
The Implicit and the Explicitp. 105
Introduction to Part IIp. 107
Realism and Ecological Units of Analysisp. 121
On Science and Knowledgep. 141
External Effects as a Bridge Between Environmental and Ecological Economicsp. 146
The Self-Organization of Ecologically Sound Behaviourp. 176
Subjection Objectedp. 195
Structurationp. 203
Introduction to Part IIIp. 205
Can Human Ecology Provide an Integrative Framework?p. 213
Environmental Concern and the Theory of Structurationp. 229
The 'Concrete Mind' Heuristicp. 249
The Regional Dimensionp. 267
Introduction to Part IVp. 269
An Ecoregional Strategy Towards a Fault-Tolerant Human-Environment Relationshipp. 285
On Regional and Cultural Identity: Outline of a Regional Culture Analysisp. 296
Flexible Structures for a Reintegrated Human Agencyp. 310
Spectacle Ecology, Human Ecology and Crisis of Urbanityp. 331
Boundaries and Barriers in Relation to the Diffusion of Aidsp. 345
Indexp. 358
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ISBN: 9780415067775
ISBN-10: 0415067774
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 8th July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1