Environment & Society Products

  • Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies

    The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa

    Edited by Ivar Virgin, E. Jane Morris

    The growing global demand for food, feed and bio-based renewable material is changing the conditions for agricultural production worldwide. At the same time, revolutionary achievements in the field of biosciences are contributing to a transition whereby bio-based alternatives for energy and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Development

    Edited by John Carstensen

    Climate change is real and it is man-made. We have put so many greenhouse gas pollutants into the atmosphere that we will see significant and long-term change that we need to adapt and adjust to. It is important for development practitioners to understand these impacts and the challenge of how and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Waste Matters

    Urban margins in contemporary literature

    By Sarah K. Harrison

    How do those pushed to the margins survive in contemporary cities? What role do they play in today’s increasingly complex urban ecosystems? Faced with stark disparities in human and environmental wellbeing, what form might more equitable cities take? Waste Matters argues that contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • The Ganges River Basin

    Status and Challenges in Water, Environment and Livelihoods

    Edited by Luna Bharati, Bharat R. Sharma, Vladimir Smakhtin

    The Ganges is one of the most complex yet fascinating river systems in the world. The basin is characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity from climatic, hydrological, geomorphological, cultural, environmental and socio-economic perspectives. More than 500 million people are directly or…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World

  • Spatializing Culture

    The Ethnography of Space and Place

    By Setha Low

    This book demonstrates the value of ethnographic theory and methods in understanding space and place, and considers how ethnographically-based spatial analyses can yield insight into prejudices, inequalities and social exclusion as well as offering people the means for understanding the places…

    Paperback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Water and Rural Communities

    Local Politics, Meaning and Place

    By Lia Bryant, with Jodie George

    The overall theme of this book concerns the multiplicity and complexities of discursive constructions of water in western economies in relation to irrigation communities. The authors argue that the politics of place is given meaning in relation to local knowledges and within multiple and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South

    Edited by Jemimah Njuki, John Parkins, Amy Kaler

    Drawing on studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this book provides empirical evidence and conceptual explorations of the gendered dimensions of food security. It investigates how food security and gender inequity are conceptualized within interventions, assesses the impacts and outcomes of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Asian Sacred Natural Sites

    Philosophy and practice in protected areas and conservation

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Naoya Furuta

    Nature conservation planning tends to be driven by models based on Western norms and science, but these may not represent the cultural, philosophical and religious contexts of much of Asia. This book provides a new perspective on the topic of sacred natural sites and cultural heritage by linking…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge

  • Social Policy and Planning for the 21st Century

    In Search of the Next Great Social Transformation

    By Donald G. Reid

    The greatest problems facing humanity today are climate change, poverty, and the increasing separation between the rich and poor. The aim of this book is to examine the social constructions that have led to these breakdowns, and provide potential solutions that are based on a fundamental change in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster

    Power and Representation in Indonesia’s Mud Volcano

    By Phillip Drake

    Named after Lapindo Brantas, a gas exploration company that was drilling at the eruption site, the Lapindo mudflow initially burst in 2006 and continues to flow today, becoming the most expensive disaster in Indonesia’s history. Using this environmental incident in Indonesia as a case study, this…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

    Edited by Willis J. Jenkins, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim

    The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Poetry and the Anthropocene

    Ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry

    By Sam Solnick

    This book asks what it means to write poetry in and about the Anthropocene, the name given to a geological epoch where humans have a global ecological impact. Combining critical approaches such as ecocriticism and posthumanism with close reading and archival research, it argues that the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

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