Social Ecology as Critical , Transdisciplinary Science — Conceptualizing , Analyzing and Shaping Societal Relations to Nature

  title={Social Ecology as Critical , Transdisciplinary Science — Conceptualizing , Analyzing and Shaping Societal Relations to Nature},
  author={Diana Hummel and Thomas Jahn and Florian Keil and Stefan Liehr and Immanuel Stie\ss},
The sustainability discourse is, essentially, centered on the question of how complex relations between nature and society can be conceptualized, analyzed and shaped. In this paper, we present a specific interpretation of social ecology as an attempt to address this question. For this purpose, we establish Frankfurt Social Ecology (FSE) as a formal research program, which is based on the concept of societal relations to nature (SRN). The basic idea of the SRN concept is to put the modern… CONTINUE READING
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