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100 1  González de Molina, Manuel,|0
245 14 The social metabolism :|ba socio-ecological theory of 
       historical change /|cManuel Gonzalez de Molina, Victor M. 
264  1 Cham :|bSpringer,|c2014. 
300    1 online resource (xxiv, 355 pages) :|billustrations (some
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490 1  Environmental History,|x2211-9019 ;|vvolume 3 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Acknowledgments -- 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 and global scales -- 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. 
520    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. 
588 0  Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, 
       viewed July 14, 2014). 
650  0 Social ecology.|0
655  4 Electronic books. 
700 1  Toledo, VĂ­ctor Manuel,|0
776 08 |iPrinted edition:|z9783319063577 
830  0 Environmental history (Springer (Firm)) ;|0http://|vv. 3.|x2211-
990    SpringerLink|bSpringer English/International eBooks 2014 -
       Full Set|c2018-10-31|yNew collection 
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