Doing Sustainability: The social construction of sustainability between micro- and macrostructural practice

Benjamin Görgen, Björn Wendt, Matthias Grundmann, Louisa Firnenburg

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Abstract

Current sustainability research often neglects how sustainability can be created by sustainability actors in concrete social practice. So far, departing from pressure of multiple tendencies of crises, sustainability research has primarily dealt with the ecological, economic, technical and political framing conditions as well as the desired results of sustainable development. On the basis of a model of socio-ecological socialization research, this contribution depicts the multidimensional and simultaneously reciprocal links of action between actors (and between discourses). We thus shed light on the processes of social construction of sustainable development and its relevance for practices of societal transformation.
Translated title of the contributionDoing Sustainability: The social construction of sustainability between micro- and macrostructural practice
Original languageGerman
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 18-Aug-2017
EventGeschlossene Gesellschaften: Kongress der deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie - Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
Duration: 26-Sep-201630-Sep-2016
Conference number: 38
https://kongress2016.soziologie.de/aktuelles/

Conference

ConferenceGeschlossene Gesellschaften
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBamberg
Period26/09/201630/09/2016
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Keywords

  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • social practices
  • SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION
  • SOCIOLOGY

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