Sökning: "social metabolism"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 43 avhandlingar innehållade orden social metabolism.

  1. 1. Industrial metabolism : The emerging landscape of heavy metal immission in Sweden

    Författare :Bo Bergbäck; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Sammanfattning : Since the turn of this century, technological development has drastically increased the industrial consumption of toxic metals. Once dispersed in the environment, the metals cannot be degraded but will be accumulated in soil or sediment sinks. Thus, environmental effects of heavy metal pollution tend to be permanent. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Structuring empirical knowledge on environmental issues : urban heavy metal metabolism

    Författare :Johan Hedbrant; Ulrik Lohm; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Föroreningsfrågor; metodik; tungmetaller; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Sammanfattning : During the last century, there has been a large import of heavy metals to urban areas. Only a small fraction, about 10%, has reached the biosphere, the rest is still residing in various goods such as cables, construction materials, technical equipment and batteries, which are still in use or abandoned in infrastructure, buildings, households, enterprises and vehicles. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Renewing power : Including global asymmetries within the system boundaries of solar photovoltaic technology

    Författare :Andreas Roos; Humanekologi; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; solar energy; photovoltaic technology; ecologically unequal exchange; philosophical materialism; social metabolism; political artifacts; authoritarian technics; machine fetishism; environmental justice; environmental sustainability; solar power;

    Sammanfattning : Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is one of the most favored means of mitigating climate change. At the same time, there is a growing concern over how this technology is both environmentally harmful and unevenly distributed in the world economy. LÄS MER

  4. 4. In the Sea of Influence : A World System Perspective of the Nicobar Islands

    Författare :Simron Singh; Humanekologi; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Nicobar Islands; social metabolism; colonising nature; unequal exchange; economic history; Social and economic history; island studies; world system; Ekonomisk och social historia;

    Sammanfattning : From a “world system” perspective, this monograph describes the processes by which the Nicobar Islands became integrated into the global economy. Situated some 1,200 km off the east coast of India in the Bay of Bengal, the islands are home to an indigenous population of approximately 40,000 inhabitants who draw their sustenance from horticulture, pig rearing, fishing and, more recently, copra production. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Setting Limits in Nature and the Metabolism of Knowledge : The Case of the Critical Load Concept

    Författare :Johanna Alkan Olsson; Gunilla Öberg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Föroreningsfrågor; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Sammanfattning : In the 1980s, the earlier understanding that environmental problems are relatively simple was questioned. In order to handle the perceived complexity, several responses emerged. LÄS MER