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dc.contributor.author Krieg, Parker
dc.contributor.author Toivanen, Reetta
dc.contributor.editor Krieg, C. Parker
dc.contributor.editor Toivanen, Reetta
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-24T09:45:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-24T09:45:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-23
dc.identifier.citation Krieg , P & Toivanen , R 2021 , Introduction . in C P Krieg & R Toivanen (eds) , Situating Sustainability : A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts . Helsinki University Press , Helsinki , pp. 1-17 . https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-14
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-1441-6272/work/124028444
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7042-7312/work/124032903
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336690
dc.description.abstract Sustainability is not an object in itself but rather a quality that describes the durability of practices over time, and the mobilization and use of material beings as resources to support those practices. Sustainability enjoys a visibility that few other ideas today can claim. At times it serves as an implicit critique of society. At others it serves to greenwash actions that only displace the site of extraction, or that defer the inevitable transformation of useful objects into waste. For example, new consumption practices may serve as harm reduction. Yet unless attached to changes in the broader relationships of production, distribution, and exchange, and at scales that are appropriate to the reproduction of those relationships, new consumer trends may themselves wind up in the dustbin of discarded fashion. As a concept, sustainability has proven itself amid fluctuations in the market of ideas and has achieved a degree of durability as it bridges disciplines under the heading of a science. Part of the success of sustainability (as a concept, institutional discipline, NGO mission, or development goal) lies in the publication of books like this one, which seeks to trace and describe the uses of sustainability and its related concepts across the various contexts in which it hopes to intervene. Situating Sustainability: A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts, introduces readers to contemporary problem-sites and conceptual approaches of sustainability studies. en
dc.format.extent 17
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsinki University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Situating Sustainability
dc.relation.isversionof 978-952-369-050-9
dc.relation.isversionof 978-952-369-051-6
dc.rights cc_by_nc
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 5200 Other social sciences
dc.subject 513 Law
dc.subject 6122 Literature studies
dc.subject 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
dc.title Introduction en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Department of Cultures
dc.contributor.organization Faculty Common Matters (Faculty of Social Sciences)
dc.contributor.organization Area and Cultural Studies
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives
dc.contributor.organization Doctoral Programme in School, Education, Society, and Culture
dc.contributor.organization Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture, and Society
dc.contributor.organization Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Doctoral Programme in Law
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-14
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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