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Author Kasper, Debbie, author
Title Beyond the knowledge crisis : a synthesis framework for socio-environmental studies and guide to social change / by Debbie Kasper
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021
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Descript 1 online resource (xxx, 273 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies on norbert elias, 2662-3102
Palgrave studies on norbert elias
Note Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Crisis of the Librarian -- Chapter 2: Moving Toward Synthesis -- Chapter 3: A Science of Human Social Life? Present State, Future Prospects -- Chapter 4: Mapping the Territory -- Chapter 5: The Medium of Human Social Life -- Chapter 6: The Human Condition -- Chapter 7: Second Nature -- Chapter 8: Actions and Reactions -- Chapter 9: The Only Constant -- Conclusion: Insights, Applications, and Possibilities
"Although not about Norbert Elias, Beyond the Knowledge Crisis is very much in Eliasian spirit. Broad in sweep, Kasper's book examines the ecological crisis--the practical issue of politics and policy now and in the near future. The author's stress throughout is on the word synthesis, recognizing that a theoretical and empirical intellectual synthesis of history and the social and natural sciences is necessary to tackle the global problems of the age. This very synthesis is that which Elias himself was seeking to achieve, especially in his late writings." --Stephen Mennell, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University College Dublin, Ireland In the face of complex, interwoven, planet-scale problems, many cite the need for more integrated knowledge--especially across the natural and social sciences. Excessive specialization, they argue, gets in the way of knowing what we know, much less being able to use it to address urgent socio-environmental crises. These concerns, it turns out, go back centuries. This book picks up where most leave off, exploring the history of how we got here and proposing a way forward. Along the way, readers find that the synthesis long called for depends on theoretical advancements in social science. Fortunately, the author argues, we have everything we need to achieve those advancements, thanks largely to the contributions of Norbert Elias. Integrating his insights with history, science, sociological theory, and more, this book neatly packages the upgraded paradigm we need to be able to meaningfully address complex socio-environmental problems and more intentionally shape humanity's collective future
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject Elias, Norbert, 1897-1990
Environmental sociology
Social change
Sociological Theory
Environmental Policy
Sociology, general
Social Sciences, general
Social Theory
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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