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Gesellschaft, Mensch, Umwelt - beobachtet 9783515092753

Gesellschaft, Mensch, Umwelt - beobachtet

Ein Beitrag zur Theorie der Geographie

ISBN-10: 3515092757
ISBN-13: 9783515092753
PUBLISHER: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
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Product Description: At a first glance, the relationship between humans and their environment seems to be a question of practice: What do we have to do to organize our actions in a way that is ecologically sound and sustainable? Until now, the search for the "right practice" mainly resulted in appeals to our common sense and ended in failure. From the perspective of modern difference theory, both society and individual humans appear as independent and autonomous systems that are not easily unsettled by their environment.

What we need is a new look at the relationships between society, humans, and environment. This volume studies these relationships and proposes new ways of understanding human/environment relationships, such as those employed in contemporary global change research. At the same time, this volume provides an important contribution to the discussion of an integrated theoretical basis of scientifically and socio-culturally oriented geography.

German info text: Die Beziehungen zwischen dem Menschen und seiner Umwelt scheinen auf den ersten Blick eine Frage der Praxis zu sein: Was muessen wir tun, um unser Handeln #65533;kologisch sinnvoll und nachhaltig zu gestalten? Die Suche nach der "richtigen Praxis" muendete bisher vor allem in Appellen an die Vernunft und scheiterte dabei. Aus der Perspektive moderner Differenztheorie erscheinen sowohl Gesellschaft als auch der Mensch als unabh#65533;ngige und autonome Systeme, die sich nur schwer durch ihre Umwelt irritieren lassen.

Wir brauchen einen neuen Blick auf die Zusammenh#65533;nge zwischen Gesellschaft, Mensch und Umwelt: Der vorliegende Band untersucht diese Zusammenh#65533;nge und schl#65533;gt neue Wege fuer ein Verst#65533;ndnis der Mensch/Umwelt-Beziehungen vor, die ihre Anwendung unter anderem in der aktuellen Global Change-Forschung findet. Gleichzeitig leistet die Arbeit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Diskussion ueber eine gemeinsame theoretische Fundierung von natur- und sozialwissenschaftlich ausgerichteter Geographie.

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