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May 26, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

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Human Ecology Review Vol 22 (2) Out Now

In This Issue

Upending Climate Violence Research: Fossil Fuel Corporations and the Structural Violence of Climate Change, Eric Bond
The Biohistorical Paradigm: The Early Days of Human Ecology at The Australian National University, Stephen Boyden
Our Heritage Is Already Broken: Meditations on a Regenerative Conservation for Cultural and Natural Heritage, Michael Kimball
Anti-Reflexivity and Climate Change Skepticism in the US General Public, Aaron M. McCright
A Systematic Review and “Meta-Study” of Meta-Analytical Approaches to the Human Dimensions of Environmental Change, Hua Qin and Mary E. Grigsby
Explaining Energy Conservation and Environmental Citizenship Behaviors Using the Value-Belief-Norm Framework, Felix Kwame Yeboah and Michael D. Kaplowitz
BOOK REVIEWS The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, by Stefano B. Longo, Rebecca Clausen, and Brett Clark. Reviewed by Julius Alexander McGee and Sustainable Food Systems: Building a New Paradigm, Edited by Terry Marsden and Adrian Morley. Reviewed by Federico Davila

Human Ecology Review is available online in open access format here.

Recently Reviewed

Understanding Human Ecology: A systems approach to sustainability

By Robert Dyball and Barry Newell (2015)

Earthscan from Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. London and New York.

(206 pages) Reviewed by Liesel Carlsson, MSc. PDt.

The interdisciplinary nature of sustainability work often means those involved run into friction that is a result of differing ideologies, worldviews, methodologies, and moreover – a common vision of success. This friction is paralyzing progress at a time when scientists finally agree that the Anthropocene may be an elegant term for a period planetary destruction.  What Dyball and Newell contribute to the (hopefully) early Anthropocene, and to the field of sustainability in general, is to bring together their extensive expertise in human ecology and physics to first unpack and then bring together social and cognitive sciences, communications theory and systems dynamics theory. The result is an accessible read that brings the reader to a new understanding of how to overcome this paralysis to act strategically despite the complexity of the sustainability challenge, and collaboratively in an inherently interdisciplinary process.

You can read the full review here.

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