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DOI 10.14512/gaia.19.1.6
Title (Primary) The one-sidedness and cultural bias of the resilience approach
Author Kirchhoff, T.; Brand, F.S.; Hoheisel, D.; Grimm, V.
Source Titel Gaia-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society
Year 2010
Department OESA
Volume 19
Issue 1
Page From 25
Page To 32
Language englisch
Keywords concepts; ecosystem theory; environmental management; epistemology; individualism versus organicism; paradigm; resilience; sustainability
Abstract We currently face a dramatic loss of natural services, such as fish resources, fertile soils, and climate regulation. In order to sustainably manage these services,the resilience approach is increasingly being put forward. The cultural presumptions of this approach frequently go unnoticed. However, they lead to both a partial organismicconcept of ecological units and a one-sided concept of a highly bounded man-nature relationship - and thus to potentially inad equate recommendations for environmental management.
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Kirchhoff, T., Brand, F.S., Hoheisel, D., Grimm, V. (2010):
The one-sidedness and cultural bias of the resilience approach
GAIA 19 (1), 25 - 32 10.14512/gaia.19.1.6