Beyond the Knowledge Crisis

A Synthesis Framework for Socio-Environmental Studies and Guide to Social Change
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In the face of complex, interwoven, planet-scale problems, many cite the need for more integrated knowledge—especially across the natural and social sciences. Excessive specialization, they argue, gets in the way of knowing what we know, much less being able to use it to address urgent socio-environmental crises. These concerns, it turns out, go back centuries. This book picks up where most leave off, exploring the history of how we got here and proposing a way forward. Along the way, readers find that the synthesis long called for depends on theoretical advancements in social science. Fortunately, the author argues, we have everything we need to achieve those advancements, thanks largely to the contributions of Norbert Elias. Integrating his insights with history, science, sociological theory, and more, this book neatly packages the upgraded paradigm we need to be able to meaningfully address complex socio-environmental problems and more intentionally shape humanity’s collective future.

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ReihePalgrave Studies on Norbert Elias
ISBN 9783030483722
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 05.11.2021
Umfang 273 Seiten
Genre Soziologie/Soziologische Theorien
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing
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