Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

Meireis, Torsten; Rippl, Gabriele (eds.) (2018). Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Routledge Environmental Humanities. London: Routledge

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If the political and social benchmarks of sustainability and sustainable development are to be met, ignoring the role of the humanities and social, cultural and ethical values is highly problematic. People’s worldviews, beliefs and principles have an immediate impact on how they act and should be studied as cultural dimensions of sustainability. Collating contributions from internationally renowned theoreticians of culture and leading researchers working in the humanities and social sciences, this volume presents an in-depth, interdisciplinary discussion of the concept of cultural sustainability and the public visibility of such research. Beginning with a discussion of the concept of cultural sustainability, it goes on to explore its interaction with philosophy, theology, sociology, economics, arts and literature. In doing so, the book develops a much needed concept of ‘culture’ that can be adapted to various disciplines and applied to research on sustainability. Addressing an important gap in sustainability research, this book will be of great interest to academics and students of sustainability and sustainable development, as well as those studying sustainability within the humanities and social sciences, such as cultural studies, ethics, theology, sociology, literature and history.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Theology
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures > American Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Meireis, Torsten and Rippl, Gabriele

Subjects:

400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 810 American literature in English
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures

ISBN:

978-0-8153-5754-4

Series:

Routledge Environmental Humanities

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Leona Josefine Irmgard Goop

Date Deposited:

07 May 2019 09:24

Last Modified:

07 May 2019 09:24

Additional Information:

ebook ISBN 9781351124300

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/123572

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