Culture-Sustainability Relation : Towards a Conceptual Framework

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Soini , K & Dessein , J 2016 , ' Culture-Sustainability Relation : Towards a Conceptual Framework ' Sustainability , vol. 8 , no. 2 , 167 . DOI: 10.3390/su8020167

Title: Culture-Sustainability Relation : Towards a Conceptual Framework
Author: Soini, Katriina; Dessein, Joost
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Doc­toral Pro­gramme in In­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary En­vir­on­mental Sci­ences
Date: 2016-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Sustainability
ISSN: 2071-1050
Abstract: Abstract: Several individual scholars and international organizations have attempted to conceptualize “culture” in its different meanings in sustainability. Despite those efforts, a tangle of different approaches are being used, reflecting the various disciplines and policy aims. In this paper we propose an interdisciplinary framework for identifying the different roles of culture in sustainability in an attempt to guide the research and policy activities in this complex field. The framework is comprised of three representations defined by a literature review on “cultural sustainability”, which are further explored through eight organizing dimensions that mark the similarities and differences between the three representations. The article reveals that the three representations are partly interlinked and that they also reveal gradients in the dynamics of the system, as well as in the human/nature interface. sustainability; interdisciplinary framework
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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