This book compiles research from leading experts in the social, behavioral, and cultural dimensions of sustainability, as well as local and global understandings of the concept, and on lived practices around the world. It contains studies focusing on ways of living, acting, and thinking which claim to favor the local and global ecological systems of which we are a part, and on which we depend for survival. The concept of sustainability as a product of concern about global environmental degradation, rising social inequalities, and dispossession is presented as a key concept. The contributors explore the opportunities to engage with questions of sustainability and to redefine the concept of sustainability in anthropological terms.
Marc Brightman is Lecturer in Social and Environmental Sustainability and Co-Director of the Center for the Anthropology of Sustainability at University College London, UK.
Jerome Lewis is Reader in Social Anthropology, Co-Director of the Center for the Anthropology of Sustainability, and Co-Director of the Extreme Citizen Science Research Group at University College London, UK.
Release date NZ
August 4th, 2017
Edited by Jerome Lewis
Edited by Marc Brightman
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2017
23 Tables, color; 17 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XVIII, 316 p. 21 illus., 17 illus. in color.