SMITH, Thomas. Sustainability, Wellbeing and the Posthuman Turn. 1. ed. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 93 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-94077-9. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94078-6.
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Original name Sustainability, Wellbeing and the Posthuman Turn
Authors SMITH, Thomas (826 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition 1. ed. Cham, 93 pp. 2019.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Original language English
Type of outcome book on a specialized topic
Field of Study 50704 Environmental sciences
Country of publisher Switzerland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00108900
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
ISBN 978-3-319-94077-9
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94078-6
Keywords in English Sustainable Development; Wellbeing; Ecosystem Services; Environmental Ethics; Deep Ecology; Environmentalism
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Abstract
This book examines how the way we conceive of, or measure, the environment changes the way we interact with it. Thomas Smith posits that environmentalism and sustainable development have become increasingly post-political, characterised by abstraction, and quantification to an unprecedented extent. As such, the book argues that our ways of measuring both the environment, such as through sustainability metrics like footprints and Payments for Ecosystem Services, and society, through gross domestic product and wellbeing measures, play a constitutive and problematic role in how we conceive of ourselves in the world. Subsequently, as the quantified environmental approach drives a dualistic wedge between the human and non-human realms, in its final section the book puts forward recent developments in new materialism and feminist ethics of care as providing practical ways of re-founding sustainable development in a way that firmly acknowledges human-ecological relations. This book will be an invaluable reference for scholars and students in the fields of human geography, political ecology, and environmental sociology.
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