Principles of Social Ecology
Social ecology integrates the study of human and natural ecosystems through
understanding the interrelationships of culture and nature. It advances
a critical, holistic world view and suggests that creative human enterprise
can construct an alternative future, reharmonizing people's relationship
to the natural world by reharmonizing their relationship with each other.
This interdisciplinary approach draws on studies in the natural sciences,
feminism, anthropology and philosophy to provide a coherent radical critique
of current anti-ecological trends, and to offer a reconstructive, communitarian
and ethical approach to social life. In response to the challenge of creating
an ecological society, social ecology provides a critical analysis and
suggests a process for building sustainable community structures through
the integration of theory and practice.