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The Resource The social metabolism : a socio-ecological theory of historical change, Manuel González de Molina, Víctor M. Toledo

The social metabolism : a socio-ecological theory of historical change, Manuel González de Molina, Víctor M. Toledo

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The social metabolism : a socio-ecological theory of historical change
Title
The social metabolism
Title remainder
a socio-ecological theory of historical change
Statement of responsibility
Manuel González de Molina, Víctor M. Toledo
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Today, the most notable feature of the modern world is the growing concern for the future, since human society is immersed in a "giant, uncontrolled experiment" (McNeill, 2000), which it has caused, where natural and social processes are connected in an unprecedented way, generating new unpredictable and surprising dynamics and synergies that are threatening the human species, planetary equilibrium and the whole of life itself. Faced with the above situation, science as a whole is compelled to look back in order to learn from the past (lessons), and to adopt a rigorous historical perspective that will provide a thorough understanding of current situations from a socio-ecological perspective, capable of orchestrating interdisciplinary research into relations between society and nature. Over this last decade, the concept of social metabolism has gained prestige as a theoretical instrument for the required analysis, to such an extent that there are now dozens of researchers, hundreds of articles and several books that have adopted and use this concept. However, there is a great deal of variety in terms of definitions and interpretations, as well as different methodologies around this concept, which prevents the consolidation of a unified field of new knowledge. The fundamental aim of the book is to conduct a review of the past and present usage of the concept of social metabolism, its origins and history, as well as the main currents or schools that exist around this concept. At the same time, the reviews and discussions included are used by the authors as starting points to draw conclusions and propose a theory of socio-ecological transformations. The theoretical and methodological innovations of this book include: a. the rigorous definition of a basic model for the process of social metabolism; b. the distinction of two types of metabolic processes: tangible and intangible; c. detailed discussion regarding the concept of nature appropriation; d. analysis of the social metabolism at different scales (spatial dimension); e. historical analysis of the social metabolism (temporal dimension and socio-ecological change); f. overcoming the merely "systemic" or "cybernetic" nature of approaches, giving protagonism to collective action; and consequence and explanation of the above: g. integration of an ethical and political dimension to the theory
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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González de Molina Navarro, Manuel
Dewey number
300.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM861
LC item number
.G66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environmental history
Series volume
3
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  • Social ecology
  • Environmental economics
Label
The social metabolism : a socio-ecological theory of historical change, Manuel González de Molina, Víctor M. Toledo
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Environmental history as sustainability science -- 3. Social metabolism: origins, history approaches, and main publications -- 4. The basic model -- 5. Social metabolism at the local scale -- 6. Social metabolism at the regional scale -- 7. Social metabolism at the national scale -- 8. Global metabolism -- 9. The cinegetic or extractive mode of social metabolism -- 10. The organic metabolism -- 11. The industrial metabolism -- 12. A non-cybernetic theory of social metabolism -- 13. Metabolic transitions: a theory of socioecological transformation -- 14. Epilogue: metabolisms, entropy and sustainable society
Control code
875741742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 355 pages
Isbn
9783319063577
Lccn
2014941090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)875741742
Label
The social metabolism : a socio-ecological theory of historical change, Manuel González de Molina, Víctor M. Toledo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Environmental history as sustainability science -- 3. Social metabolism: origins, history approaches, and main publications -- 4. The basic model -- 5. Social metabolism at the local scale -- 6. Social metabolism at the regional scale -- 7. Social metabolism at the national scale -- 8. Global metabolism -- 9. The cinegetic or extractive mode of social metabolism -- 10. The organic metabolism -- 11. The industrial metabolism -- 12. A non-cybernetic theory of social metabolism -- 13. Metabolic transitions: a theory of socioecological transformation -- 14. Epilogue: metabolisms, entropy and sustainable society
Control code
875741742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 355 pages
Isbn
9783319063577
Lccn
2014941090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)875741742

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