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New Directions in Sustainability and Society

New Directions in Sustainability and Society

New Directions in Sustainability and Society

New Directions in Sustainability and Society (NDSS)

Published in conjunction with the School of Sustainability and the Environmental Humanities Initiative at Arizona State University and the Amerind Foundation, a private, nonprofit archaeological research institution, museum, gallery and education program, the Cambridge University Press book series, New Directions in Sustainability and Society (NDSS), is dedicated to exploring past earth histories, and vibrant human futures. Books in the series explore possibilities for motivating individual and societal change that reduces inequities, accounts for material realities, and works toward just and sustainable societies.

New Directions Sustainability and Society explores two “new directions” in sustainability studies that have become the hallmarks of the series, 1) past earth histories and vibrant human futures and 2) just and sustainable societies.

1) Past Earth Histories and Vibrant Human Futures

jiaohe-ruinTitles in the past earth histories and vibrant human futures stream emerge out of anthropology and archeology approaches that aim to draw forward lessons on environmental and cultural heritage and resilience to see what lessons may be applied to the 21st century challenge of a planet undergoing dramatic, game changing regime shifts.

2) Just and Sustainable Societies

warm-food-for-homelessTitles in the just and sustainable societies stream demonstrate that sustainability research requires engagement with a wide range of fields that merge across the humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, natural sciences, archaeology and ancient history. They discuss possibilities for motivating individual and societal behavior change in ways that are guided by values, belief, and culture and reflection on ideology, politics, inequities and material realities.