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May 3, 2012
I think that today it is hard to find any independent field of study that wouldn´t cross with any other scientific field. There can be more explanations for that, but in my opinion it is caused by increasing complexity and globalization of the world. Nature, society and their systems cannot be separated to distinct “boxes” and studied separately. It increases pressure on scholars to collaborate with people from different disciplines. It is good, because we can understand complex phenomenon only if we use this complex approach.
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April 26, 2012
I should add that I chose the references here because they were either particularly influential, comprehensive, illustrative or timely, but there are many others I'd be happy to share if anyone's interested. Some don't fall officially within these fields, but represent certain shared orientations.
Also, I didn't include examples of related methods because the list is arguably unlimited. But I do plan to post in more detail about the ones I'm currently using.
Finally, since I didn't mention power relations, I'd just like to add that urban political ecology has been especially helpful to me in studying them.
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