Ecological Futures

Ecological Futures

Ecological Futures, the final book in Sing C. Chew's trilogy on world ecological degradation, proposes that our own era exhibits ecological conditions similar to those of the past.

Author: Sing C. Chew

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759112230

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Ecological Futures, the final book in Sing C. Chew's trilogy on world ecological degradation, proposes that our own era exhibits ecological conditions similar to those of the past. The climate changes, environmental crises, mass population migrations, and socioeconomic disorganization we find in our globalized world also characterized the Late Bronze Age and the period following the fall of the Roman Empire. Given such historical parallels, can history tell us what to expect? Analyzing past trends, Chew identifies a set of long-term structural changes common to previous systemic crises and suggests possible outcomes. These 'possible futures' include the collapse of systems, territories, informational technologies, and communities in an era of scarce resources, political reorganization, and globalization.
Categories: Social Science

Community Viability Rapid Change and Socio ecological Futures

Community Viability  Rapid Change and Socio ecological Futures

Z9 C63 1999 an LAND UNIVERSITY OF AKUREYRI Community Viability , Rapid
Change and Socio - Ecological Futures Papers from the Conference on Societies
in the Vestnorden Area Jónas Gunnar Allansson and Ingi Rúnar Eðvarðsson ...

Author: Jónas Gunnar Allansson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000111181073

Category: Rural development

Page: 156

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Categories: Rural development

Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures

Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures

Professor Huib Schippers has broad, hands-on experience of more than forty years in the practice and study of world music, ethnomusicology and music education.

Author: Huib Schippers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190259075

Category:

Page: 392

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The sustainability of music and other intangible expressions of culture has been high on the agenda of scholars, governments and NGOs in recent years. However, there is a striking lack of systematic research into what exactly affects sustainability across music cultures. By analyzing case studies of nine highly diverse music cultures against a single framework that identifies key factors in music sustainability, Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures offers an understanding of both the challenges and the dynamics of music sustainability in the contemporary global environment, and breathes new life into the previously discredited realm of comparative musicology, from an emphatically non-Eurocentric perspective. Situated within the expanding field of applied ethnomusicology, this book confirms some commonly held beliefs, challenges others, and reveals sometimes surprising insights into the dynamics of music cultures. By examining, comparing and contrasting highly diverse contexts from thriving to 'in urgent need of safeguarding,' Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures analyzes sustainability across five carefully defined domains. The book identifies pathways to strategies and tools that may empower communities to sustain and revitalize their music heritage on their terms. In this way, this book contributes to greater scholarly insight, new (sub)disciplinary approaches, and pathways to improved practical outcomes for the long-term sustainability of music cultures. As such it will be an essential resource for ethnomusicologists, as well as scholars and activists outside of music, with an interest in the preservation of intangible cultural heritage.
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Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education

Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education

This edited collection invites educational practitioners and theorists to speculate on - and craft visions for - the future of environmental and sustainability education.

Author: Peter Blaze Corcoran

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789086868469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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This edited collection invites educational practitioners and theorists to speculate on - and craft visions for - the future of environmental and sustainability education. It explores what educational methods and practices might exist on the horizon, waiting for discovery and implementation. A global array of authors imagines alternative futures for the field and attempts to rethink environmental and sustainability education institutionally, intellectually, and pedagogically. These thought leaders chart how emerging modes of critical speculation might function as a means to remap and redesign the future of environmental and sustainability education today. Previous volumes within this United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development series have responded to the complexity of environmental education in our contemporary moment with concepts such as social learning, intergenerational learning, and transformative leadership for sustainable futures. 'Envisioning Futures for Environmental and Sustainability Education' builds on this earlier work - as well as the work of others. It seeks to foster modes of intellectual engagement with ecological futures in the Anthropocene; to develop resilient, adaptable pedagogies as a hedge against future ecological uncertainties; and to spark discussion concerning how futures thinking can generate theoretical and applied innovations within the field.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environmental Change and the World s Futures

Environmental Change and the World s Futures

This book will appeal to researchers and students in anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, cultural studies, psychology and politics.

Author: Jonathan Paul Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317690825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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Climate change and ecological instability have the potential to disrupt human societies and their futures. Cultural, social and ethical life in all societies is directed towards a future that can never be observed, and never be directly acted upon, and yet is always interacting with us. Thinking and acting towards the future involves efforts of imagination that are linked to our sense of being in the world and the ecological pressures we experience. The three key ideas of this book – ecologies, ontologies and mythologies – help us understand the ways people in many different societies attempt to predict and shape their futures. Each chapter places a different emphasis on the linked domains of environmental change, embodied experience, myth and fantasy, politics, technology and intellectual reflection, in relation to imagined futures. The diverse geographic scope of the chapters includes rural Nepal, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, Sweden, coastal Scotland, North America, and remote, rural and urban Australia. This book will appeal to researchers and students in anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, cultural studies, psychology and politics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environmental Futures

Environmental Futures

For Blaikie and Brookfield, regional political ecology combines 'the concerns of ecology and a broadly defined political economy' ... 174 Environmental Futures.

Author: Ben Fairweather

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349272655

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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The book comprises thirteen papers on environmental issues, with particular reference to future developments (for example, new technologies, paths in social and political theory, methodologies). It is divided into three sections, moving from social constructions of 'the environment' in the first section to questions of green political theory and practice in the second, and concluding with issues of environmental risk and future technologies. The work is interdisciplinary, with contributors ranging from philosophers to human geographers.
Categories: Social Science

Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future

Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future

Ecology 85:1826-1832. Brown, J. H. 1995. Macroecology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Carpenter, S. R. 2002. "Ecological Futures: Building an Ecology ...

Author: Jon Norberg

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508867

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Complexity theory illuminates the many interactions between natural and social systems, providing a better understanding of the general principles that can help solve some of today's most pressing environmental issues. Complexity theory was developed from key ideas in economics, physics, biology, and the social sciences and contributes to important new concepts for approaching issues of environmental sustainability such as resilience, scaling, and networks. Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future is a hands-on treatment of this exciting new body of work and its applications, bridging the gap between theoretical and applied perspectives in the management of complex adaptive systems. Focusing primarily on natural resource management and community-based conservation, the book features contributions by leading scholars in the field, many of whom are among the leaders of the Resilience Alliance. Theoreticians will find a valuable synthesis of new ideas on resilience, sustainability, asymmetries, information processing, scaling, and networks. Managers and policymakers will benefit from the application of these ideas to practical approaches and empirical studies linked to social-ecological systems. Chapters present new twists on such existing approaches as scenario planning, scaling analyses, and adaptive management, and the book concludes with recommendations on how to manage natural resources, how to involve stakeholders in the dynamics of a system, and how to explain the difficult topic of scale. A vital reference for an emerging discipline, this volume provides a clearer understanding of the conditions required for systems self-organization, since the capacity of any system to self-organize is crucial for its sustainability over time.
Categories: Science

Environmental Issues and Sustainable Futures

Environmental Issues and Sustainable Futures

[NOTE: This long-term futures perspective is notably absent from other
educational critiques. ALSO SEE: Education ... (ecological education for long-
term survival) 355 Educating for the Future: A Practical Classroom Guide. David
Hicks ...

Author: Michael Marien

Publisher:

ISBN: 0930242513

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This guide seeks to sort the flood of information written about environmental issues and sustainable societies in recent years and order it in some way. A total of 450 document abstracts are presented here, most of which are on books and think tank reports. These items first appeared in "Future Survey" (journal) and were published between 1991 and 1995. Many of these items focus on American issues; however, in most instances, both the problems and the proposed remedies may be of great relevance to other countries. The abstracts are grouped into three broad categories: (1) "Environmental Issues," in which the primary focus is on a particular problem or set of problems; (2) "Toward Sustainability," where the primary focus is on a sustainable society or some key aspect of it; and (3) "Politics and Planning," in which the focus is on political context, environmental critics, environmentalist groups, and actions to be taken at the global, national, regional, and local levels. A total of 170 periodicals related to the environment are also identified including two dozen general-interest publications, four dozen publications with an environmental focus, and 100 specialized environmental publications such as those devoted to soil conservation, waste disposal, environmental education or environmental politics. A publisher/title index and a subject index are also included. (PVD)
Categories: Political Science

The International Handbook of Political Ecology

The International Handbook of Political Ecology

... the naming of positively embodied ega-libertarian (the fusion of equality with freedom; see Balibar, 2010) socio-ecological futures that are attainable.

Author: Raymond L Bryant

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857936172

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

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The International Handbook of Political Ecology features chapters by leading scholars from around the world in a unique collection exploring the multi-disciplinary field of political ecology. This landmark volume canvasses key developments, topics, iss
Categories: Political Science

Ecological Exile

Ecological Exile

Climate fiction not only draws out explicit concerns about ecological futures (catastrophe or apocalypse), but also challenges the very systems that have ...

Author: Derek Gladwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317280118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Ecological Exile explores how contemporary literature, film, and media culture confront ecological crises through perspectives of spatial justice – a facet of social justice that looks at unjust circumstances as a phenomenon of space. Growing instances of flooding, population displacement, and pollution suggest an urgent need to re-examine the ways social and geographical spaces are perceived and valued in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Maintaining that ecological crises are largely socially produced, Derek Gladwin considers how British and Irish literary and visual texts by Ian McEwan, Sarah Gavron, Eavan Boland, John McGrath, and China Miéville, among others, respond to and confront various spatial injustices resulting from fossil fuel production and the effects of climate change. This ambitious book offers a new spatial perspective in the environmental humanities by focusing on what the philosopher Glenn Albrecht has termed solastalgia, or a feeling of homesickness caused by environmental damage. The result of solastalgia is that people feel paradoxically ecologically exiled in the places they continue to live because of destructive environmental changes. Gladwin skilfully traces spatially produced instances of ecological injustice that literally and imaginatively abolish people’s sense of place (or place-home). By looking at two of the most pressing social and environmental concerns – oil and climate – Ecological Exile shows how literary and visual texts have documented spatially unjust effects of solastalgia. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to students, scholars, and professionals studying literary, film, and media texts that draw on environment and sustainability, cultural geography, energy cultures, climate change, and social justice.
Categories: Business & Economics

Africa s Ecological Future

Africa s Ecological Future

Natural Balance Or Environmental Disruption? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210014936536

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 54

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Categories: Biodiversity conservation

Futures Imagining Socioecological Transformation

Futures  Imagining Socioecological Transformation

This book was previously published as a special issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Author: Bruce Willems-Braun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317211259

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Futures: Imagining Socioecological Transformation brings together leading scholars to explore how we might know, enact, and struggle for, the conjoined social and ecological transformations we need to achieve just and sustainable futures. The question of transformation, and how it might be achieved, is explored across a variety of topics and geographical sites, and through heterodox analytical and theoretical approaches, in a collective effort to move beyond a form of critique that hands down judgements, to one that brings new ideas and new possibilities to life. Chapters are lively and original engagements with concrete situations that sparkle with creativity. Together, they add up to an impressive study of how to live, and what to struggle for, in the complex socioecological landscapes of the Anthropocene. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
Categories: Nature

Ecological Nostalgias

Ecological Nostalgias

Memory, Affect and Creativity in Times of Ecological Upheavals Olivia Angé, ... Ecological futures are always in the making, and we generally seek out a ...

Author: Olivia Angé

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789208948

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Introducing the study of econostalgias through a variety of rich ethnographic cases, this volume argues that a strictly human centered approach does not account for contemporary longings triggered by ecosystem upheavals. In this time of climate change, this book explores how nostalgia for fading ecologies unfolds into the interstitial spaces between the biological, the political and the social, regret and hope, the past, the present and the future.
Categories: Social Science

Sustainable Wellbeing Futures

Sustainable Wellbeing Futures

The shallow or the deep ecological economics movement? Ecological Economics 93, 351–362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.05.016. Spash, C.L., 2008.

Author: Robert Costanza

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789900958

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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Ecological economics can help create the future that most people want – a future that is prosperous, just, equitable and sustainable. This forward-thinking book lays out an alternative approach that places the sustainable wellbeing of humans and the rest of nature as the overarching goal. Each of the book’s chapters, written by a diverse collection of scholars and practitioners, outlines a research and action agenda for how this future can look and possible actions for its realisation.
Categories: Nature

Rocky Mountain Futures

Rocky Mountain Futures

Rocky Mountain Futures presents a comprehensive and wide-ranging examination of the ecological consequences of past, current, and future human activities in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and Canada.

Author: Jill Baron

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559639547

Category: Nature

Page: 325

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Rocky Mountain Futures presents a comprehensive and wide-ranging examination of the ecological consequences of past, current, and future human activities in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and Canada.
Categories: Nature

Futures by Design

Futures by Design

Author: Doug Aberley

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 0865712980

Category: Nature

Page: 214

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Categories: Nature

Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene

Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene

This book explores a range of plausible futures for environmental law in the new era of the Earth’s history: the Anthropocene. The book discusses multiple contemporary and future challenges facing the planet and humanity.

Author: Michelle Lim

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811390654

Category: Law

Page: 245

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This book explores a range of plausible futures for environmental law in the new era of the Earth’s history: the Anthropocene. The book discusses multiple contemporary and future challenges facing the planet and humanity. It examines the relationship between environmental law and the Anthropocene at governance scales from the global to the local. The breadth of issues and jurisdictions covered by the book, its forward-looking nature, and the unique generational perspective of the contributing authors means that this publication appeals to a wide audience from specialist academics and policy-makers to a broader lay readership.
Categories: Law

Issues in Ecological Research and Application 2013 Edition

Issues in Ecological Research and Application  2013 Edition

Environmental. Foresight: Potential. Contributions. of. Futures. Research. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation ...

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781490106588

Category: Science

Page: 1161

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Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Molecular Ecology. The editors have built Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Molecular Ecology in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Categories: Science