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Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability

The Anthropology of Sustainability

Beyond Development and Progress

Editors: Brightman, Marc, Lewis, Jerome (Eds.)

  • Provides numerous case studies featuring anthropological methods which may contribute to building sustainability Proposes future directions for the study of sustainability and problems like social inequality
  • Explores popular discourse on sustainability and how it relates to concerns within the field of anthropology 
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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Anthropology of Sustainability: Beyond Development and Progress

    Brightman, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

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  • Anthropology at the Time of the Anthropocene: A Personal View of What Is to Be Studied

    Latour, Bruno

    Pages 35-49

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  • A Threat to Holocene Resurgence Is a Threat to Livability

    Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt

    Pages 51-65

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  • What Can Sustainability Do for Anthropology?

    Moore, Henrietta L.

    Pages 67-80

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  • Interlude: Perceiving Human Nature Through Imagined Non-human Situations

    Coates, Marcus

    Pages 81-90

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eBook 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56636-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
valid through 5. November 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56635-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Anthropology of Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Beyond Development and Progress
Editors
  • Marc Brightman
  • Jerome Lewis
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56636-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56636-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56635-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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