Ecological Crisis, Sustainability and the Psychosocial Subject

Beyond Behaviour Change

Author: Matthew Adams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351608

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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This book draws on recent developments across a range of perspectives including psychoanalysis, narrative studies, social practice theory, posthumanism and trans-species psychology, to establish a radical psychosocial alternative to mainstream understanding of 'environmental problems'. Only by addressing the psychological and social structures maintaining unsustainable societies might we glimpse the possibility of genuinely sustainable future. The challenges posed by the reality of human-caused 'environmental problems' are unprecedented. Understanding how we respond to knowledge of these problems is vital if we are to have a hope of meeting this challenge. Psychology and the social sciences have been drafted in to further this understanding, and inform interventions encouraging sustainable behaviour. However, to date, much of psychology has appeared happy to tinker with individual behaviour change, or encourage minor modifications in the social environment aimed at 'nudging' individual behaviour. As the ecological crisis deepens, it is increasingly recognised that mainstream understandings and interventions are inadequate to the collective threat posed by climate change and related ecological crises.

Learning for Sustainable Living

Author: Werner J. Sattmann-Frese,Stuart B. Hill

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409251020

Category: Environmental health

Page: 330

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With the election of Barack Obama to become the 44th president of the USA, billions of people worldwide are now holding out hope that the new Administration will be committed to creating a more sustainable society. Yet, to institute the promised changes he will need millions of people ready to transform their consciousness and to further develop their abilities to lead emotionally, psychosocially, and environmentally sustainable lives. This book has been written to provide a theoretical framework and practical tools to enable all of us to play effective roles in this transformation process. Together with an associated learning program - available at www.lfsl.com.au - it explores the complex psychological underpinnings of our ecological crises and outlines the steps involved in changing from the currently dominating growth and consumption-driven ego consciousness towards a wellness, maintenance, and relationship-oriented eco consciousness.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Elementares Zum Raum - a Primer to Space

Roger Boltshauser Werke - Works

Author: Roger Boltshauser,Aita Flury,Atelier Atelier Reinhard Gassner

Publisher: Ambra

ISBN: 9783990432136

Category:

Page: 230

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Everyone has a feeling and sensitivity for space. These are rooted in human physiognomy, and depend on an elementary sensory perception relating to the most fundamental human conditions and experiences. The inhabitant or user experiences space in the form of expressive architectonic traits via the senses. It is imperative for the architect, as an active moulder of space, to become conscious of the causes of the sensory consequences of his or her design. In this sense the publication is to be understood as a venture against the negligence and obscuring of the obvious, and as the search for the identification and denomination of spatially relevant aspects. In the first part of the publication Roger Boltshauser's works, taken together with significant historical examples, form the framework within which to discuss a few simple basic elements of space in the form of a fictitious discussion. This is based on Roger Boltshauser and Aita Flury's shared teaching experience and fluently links the urban-planning with the object level. The rich picture and plan documentation in the second part demonstrates the architectonic vigour of the buildings realised by Roger Boltshauser (St. Gallen town hall, Hirzenbach school facility, Rauch House etc.). Jeder Mensch hat ein Raumgefuhl und eine Raumempfindung. Diese wurzeln in der menschlichen Physiognomie und beruhen auf elementaren Wahrnehmungsempfindungen, die grundsatzlichste, menschliche Bedingungen und Erfahrungen betreffen. Uber die Sinne erfahrt der Bewohner oder Benutzer Raum in Form von architektonischen Ausdrucksqualitaten. Fur den Architekten als Aktiv - Raumbildender ist es zwingend sich uber die Ursachen der Empfindungs-Konsequenzen seiner Gestaltung bewusst zu werden. Die Publikation versteht sich in diesem Sinne als ein Versuch gegen die Vernachlassigung und Verschuttung des Nachstliegenden und als Suche nach der Identifizierung und Benennung raumlich relevanter Aspekte. Zusammen mit pragnanten Beispielen aus der Geschichte bilden Roger Boltshauser's Arbeiten den Rahmen, um im ersten Teil der Publikation ein paar einfache Grundelemente von Raum in Form eines fiktiven Gespraches zu erortern. Dieses basiert auf der gemeinsamen Lehrtatigkeit von Roger Boltshauser und Aita Flury und verknupft in fliessender Form Stadtebau- und Objekt-Ebene. Die reiche Bild- und Plan Dokumentation des zweiten Teils zeigt die architektonische Kraftigkeit der von Roger Boltshauser realisierten Bauten (Rathaus St. Gallen, Schulanlage Hirzenbach, Haus Rauch etc.)."

Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964602

Category: Medical

Page: 1345

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Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine. The editors have built Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur

ISBN: 9783598112256

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 1258

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The destruction of wildlife habitats ... organized crime ... AIDS ... illiteracy ... acid rain -- these are among the 130,000 topics documented and discussed in the new edition of the Encyclopedia. But its truly unique goal is to present this complex set of issues in ways that facilitate an organized response. To this end, the book also focuses on the complex relationship between problems and society's own ideological relationship with these problems. How do human priorities and perceptions aggravate or enable problems? What are the established and alternative responses? The Encyclopedia contains over 158,000 cross-references between entries, an extensive 91,000 practical key term index, bibliographies, and full cross-referencing to the Yearbook of International Organizations. For anyone concerned with the world community, here are the means to explore and participate in today's most crucial endeavors. Volume 1, World Problems, presents diverse perspectives on the nature, origin, and incidence of each issue, delving beneath news reports and official pronouncements to reveal subtle causative nuances such as psychological outlook, political inaction, scapegoating, and cover-ups.

Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963525

Category: Medical

Page: 3510

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Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Cancer Epidemiology and Research. The editors have built Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cancer Epidemiology and Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865814142

Category:

Page: 221

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Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt Tim Jackson. In seinem Standardwerk zur Wachstumsdebatte fordert der britische Ökonom nicht weniger als eine neue Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht.

Krieg und Frieden

Handbuch der Konflikt- und Friedenspsychologie

Author: Gert Sommer

Publisher: BeltzPVU

ISBN: 9783621275361

Category: Conflict management

Page: 664

View: 9819

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Kriegerische Gewalt verursacht unermessliches Leid und Elend, begünstigt weitere Gewalt und vergeudet wertvolle Ressourcen. Was kann die Psychologie zur Erklärung dieses "vernunftwidrigen" Konfliktverhaltens beitragen? Welche Ansätze wurden erarbeitet, um es zu überwinden und heilsame und gerechte Lebensbedingungen zu schaffen? Das vorliegende Handbuch beantwortet diese Fragen. Praktiker und Wissenschaftler aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen - insbesondere aus Psychologie, Soziologie und Pädagogik - bearbeiten u.a. folgende Themen: . Aggression, Angst und Traumatisierung . Konfliktverständnis und -bearbeitung . Feindbilder, Selbstbilder und Propaganda . Gewaltfreier Widerstand und Friedensbewegung . Verhandeln, Mediation, Versöhnung. Die psychologische Sicht von Konflikt, Krieg und Frieden interessiert Praktiker aus dem Medienbereich, aus Politik, Schule und Kirche gleichermaßen wie Studierende. Das Buch wendet sich aber auch an "mündige" Bürgerinnen und Bürger, die in einer demokratischen Gesellschaft durch ihre Einschätzungen und Bewertungen Einfluss darauf nehmen, wie Konflikte wahrgenommen und ausgetragen werden.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Refitting Suburbia

Erneuerung der Stadt des 20. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland und in den USA

Author: Johann Jessen,Frank Roost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868593440

Category:

Page: 224

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The adaptation of existing, twentieth-century buildings to present-day requirements is gaining importance as a planning task. This applies in particular to suburbia, which is dominated by single-family detached houses and industrial areas, and whose urban qualities are scarcely compatible with the requirements typical of city centers. 0In this book, planners and urban researchers present existing and possible future approaches for the restructuring of suburbia in the USA and Germany. This involves a wide variety of tasks, such as increasing energy efficiency, retrospective densification, the creation of new usage mixes, and the restructuring of public space. In the USA, according to the concept of “suburban refitting”, many measures for upgrading suburbia are already being implemented. These strategies can also serve as a model for improving suburban structures in Germany, albeit in an adapted form.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.