Human Ecology by Markus Nauser

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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 "new human ecology". 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.
 

About Markus Nauser

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Steiner emigrated to the U.S. after World War II. He served in the U.S. Army and then became an American citizen. He is retired from the Oscar Mayer Company where he was a Graphic Designer.
 
Published November 1, 2002 by Routledge. 392 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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