The Anthropology of Sustainability: Beyond Development and Progress 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details


Marc Brightman, Jerome Lewis

Year 2017
Pages 316
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9781137566355
File Size 3.8 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

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.