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SOCIETY AS HYBRID BETWEEN MATERIAL AND SYMBOLIC REALMS : TOWARD A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK OF SOCIETY-NATURE INTERACTION

@inproceedings{FischerKowalski2006SOCIETYAH,
  title={SOCIETY AS HYBRID BETWEEN MATERIAL AND SYMBOLIC REALMS : TOWARD A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK OF SOCIETY-NATURE INTERACTION},
  author={M. Fischer-Kowalski and H. Weisz},
  year={2006}
}
We approach an understanding of society-nature interactions by proposing an epistemological framework accessible for both natural and social sciences. The framework focuses on the mutual dependencies of symbolic/cultural and biophysical processes that are relevant for societal dynamics, thus linking social and economic development to environmental change. We begin with a description of three overall models of society-nature interactions, as proposed by scientists from three different… CONTINUE READING

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