Science, Society and the Environment: Applying Anthropology and Physics to Sustainability (by Daniel M. Kammen, Michael R. Dove)


Author(s): Daniel M. Kammen, Michael R. Dove

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-03-27
ISBN-10: 0415715989
ISBN-13: 9780415715980
Language: English
Description:
In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration
across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities
essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative
analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key
junctures between science, society, and environment. The first
focuses on the systemic bias in science in favour of studying
esoteric subjects as distinct from the mundane subjects of
everyday life; the second is a study of the fire-climax
grasslands of Southeast Asia, especially those dominated by
Imperata cylindrica (sword grass); the third reworks the idea of
‘moral economy’,… more…

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