We face an environmental catastrophe of global proportions. The ecological rationality of modern society, and of science in particular, is in question. Science still responds to crises at the level of technocratic expertise, and still treats society as an adaptive system. By bringing together a number of integrative approaches to the human-environment problem, Human Ecology shapes a more radical, fundamental agenda for change. The book creates a framework for a cohesive discourse, for a qnew human ecologyq. From the notion that the individual person is an agent mediating between society and environment, the individual contributors recognize that the environmental crisis is really a crisis of society - manifesting itself in an increasing fragmentation of lives in general and knowledge in particular. Arguing for environmentally sustainable lifestyles, the book envisages a new kind of consciousness and a new environment.Dagmar Reichert She was born in 1957 in Wien, where she also studied geography, physical education and ... Ola SApderstrApm Born in 1959, he has an MA and a PhD in geography from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, where he isanbsp;...
|Author||:||Markus Nauser, Dieter Steiner|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2002-11-01|