Envisioning Sustainabilities: Towards an Anthropology of Sustainability

Fiona Murphy (Editor), Pierre McDonagh (Editor)

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This volume is a collection of essays considering the relationship between the social sciences and sustainability studies. Contributions are drawn from a range of disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology (both scholarly and applied), political science, and media studies. It has been carefully edited to provide the reader with a range of commentaries to interrogate the evolution of ‘sustainability imaginaries’ in contexts as varied as urban planning, community gardens, bread-making, sustainable food movements in Italy, applied projects such as water projects in Bangladesh, and disaster studies.As such, this is a book which ultimately argues for the value of the social sciences in considering one of the more urgent and complex topics of our time – that of sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, U. K.
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages250
ISBN (Print)9781443895378
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


  • Sustainability
  • Cultural
  • Anthropology


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