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Ecological Crisis, Sustainability and the Psychosocial Subject - Beyond Behaviour Change
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Ecological Crisis, Sustainability and the Psychosocial Subject - Beyond Behaviour Change
von: Matthew Adams
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
ISBN: 9781137351609
286 Seiten, Download: 3200 KB
 
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Inhaltsverzeichnis

  Dedication 6  
  Acknowledgements 8  
  Contents 9  
  1: Introduction: The Walls Are Closing In 11  
      Introduction 11  
      Chapter Guide 14  
      Notes 17  
     References 18  
  2: Welcome to the Anthropocene 21  
      Introduction 21  
      Interdependence 22  
      Scientific Observation and Modelling 24  
      Greenhouse Gases 26  
      Impacts 28  
      Mitigation: Where Do We Start? 32  
      Scientising the Anthropocene 35  
      Addressing the Psychosocial 38  
     References 42  
  3: Ecological Crisis Through a Social Lens 49  
      Introduction 49  
      Communicating the Anthropocene 51  
      Psychology and Behaviour Change 53  
      Six Problems for a Psychology of Environmentally Significant Behaviour 55  
         Underestimating the Nature and Scope of Change Required 56  
         Depoliticizing the Ecological Crisis 57  
         Ignoring the Power of Conflicting Interests 58  
         Reifying Citizens as Passive Subjects 59  
         Fixing Behaviour in Stasis 59  
         Neglecting the Importance of Social Context 60  
      Out of the Shadows? 61  
     References 68  
  4: Searching for a New Normal: Social Practices and Sustainability 77  
      Introduction 77  
      Social Practices 78  
      Elements and Path Dependence 81  
      Accounting for Change: Competition and Collaboration 83  
      Social Practice and Sustainability 85  
      Informing Interventions 87  
      Re-crafting Practices 88  
      Substituting Practices 89  
      Interlocking Practices 90  
     References 95  
  5: Power, Nature and Meaning: Critiquing a Social Practice Approach to Sustainability 99  
      Introduction 99  
      Power 101  
      Nature 107  
      Meaning 109  
      Moving on 112  
     References 114  
  6: Managing Terror: Mortality Salience, Ontological Insecurity and Ecocide 119  
      Introduction 119  
      Ontological (In)security 120  
      Ecological Crisis and Ontological Insecurity 122  
      Terror Management Theory and Mortality Salience 123  
      Extending Death Accessibility 127  
      Beyond Terror 129  
     References 133  
  7: Knowing and Not Knowing About Anthropogenic Ecological Crisis 139  
      Introduction 139  
      Defence Mechanisms 140  
      Defence Mechanisms in the Anthropocene 141  
      Ways of Knowing and Not Knowing at the Same Time 143  
         Literal Denial 143  
         Interpretive Denial 144  
         Implicatory Denial 145  
     References 149  
  8: Building a Movement Against Ourselves? Socially Organized Defence Mechanisms 155  
      Introduction 155  
      After Cohen 156  
      Disavowal, Splitting and Projection 157  
      Proximal and Distal Defences 158  
      Climate Change and the Dual Process Model 159  
      Transference Idealization 161  
      Self-Esteem and Consumerism 163  
      Outgroup Antagonism 166  
      Bolstered Worldview 168  
      Organizational Dynamics 170  
      Containing the Unbearable 171  
      Creating Support Structures 174  
      Reflections on Knowing and Not Knowing 176  
     References 179  
  9: ‘Its All Folded into Normalcy’: Narratives and Inaction 185  
      Introduction 185  
      We Need Stories 188  
      Master Narratives and Anthropogenic Ecological Degradation 193  
      ‘It’s All Folded into Normalcy’: Consumerism as Narrative Vehicle for the Social Organization of Denial 197  
      Apocalypse When? 198  
      Shop Till You Drop: Consumerism, Narrative and Terror Management 201  
      Socially Organized Terror? 203  
      Experience Exceeds Narrative 205  
      Looking for Alternative Narratives 207  
     References 209  
  10: Embodied Entanglements: Exploring Trans-Species 218  
      Introduction 218  
      Trans-Species Psychology and Speciesism 220  
      From the Fantastic to the Commonsensical? 222  
      Becoming with 223  
      Capacious Relationality 226  
      An Occasional Touch of Otherness 229  
      Encountering Ravens 231  
      Trans-Species Identifications as a Basis for Sustainable Practices 232  
      A Sense of Belonging 233  
      Attending to Other Ways of Being 235  
     References 237  
  11: Narrative Foreclosed? Towards a Psychosocial Research Agenda 244  
      Looking Back 244  
      Narrative Foreclosure: Towards a Psychosocial Research Agenda 247  
      When Will the Story End? Narrative Foreclosure and Ecological Crisis 250  
      Escape Routes 251  
      Beyond the Climate Change Imaginary 253  
      The Contours of What is Possible 257  
     References 259  
  References 263  
  Index 279  


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