The Social Embeddedness of Industrial Ecology

Edited by Frank Boons, Professor of Innovation and Sustainability, University of Manchester and Sustainable Consumption Institute, UK and Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Assistant Professor of Management, University of Oregon, US

Most work on industrial ecology continues to emphasize its roots in engineering and the technological sciences. This book differs in that it explores the social context of industrial ecology and presents empirical work addressing how cognitive, cultural, political and structural mechanisms condition the emergence and operation of industrial ecology. The empirical chapters are written from various social science perspectives and the editors have also invited reflective commentaries by authors with cross-disciplinary experiences.

2011 304 pp Paperback 978 1 84844 800 1 £45.60 £35.00 $45.60 $57.00
2009 304 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 782 1 £131.40 £100.00 $131.40 $146.00

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