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Edited by Helen Masterman-Smith and John Rafferty

Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-921980-11-4
Pages: 76


This issue looks at Work and the Environment in Rural Society. It covers areas as diverse as green skills and training, education for sustainability, professional development, green employment, environmental impacts of work, industrial and labour market restructuring, industrial relations and trade unions, social constructions of work and the environment, workplace cultures and socialisation, labour processes, public or social policy and regulations, local case studies, alternative environmental and/or work paradigms and theories, social inequality dimensions, work and non-human animals, social movements and activism, labour migration, workplace initiatives, the jobs versus environment debate, unpaid or volunteer work, networks and collaborations, climate change issues, occupational health and safety, environmental justice issues and international comparisons.

Table of Contents

Rural workers and environmentally sustainable livelihoods in Australia
– Helen Masterman-Smith

Land, life and labour in the sacrifice zone: The socio-economic dynamics of open-cut coal mining in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales
– Drew Cottle

Classifying short agrifood supply chains under a knowledge and social learning perspective
– Antonio P Volpentesta, Salvatore Ammirato and Marco Della Gala

From organisational learning to social learning: A tale of two organisations in the Murray–Darling Basin
– Michael Mitchell

Managing the natural environment: The role of park rangers and the skills they need
– Jonathon L Howard

Healthy ageing: Farming into the twilight
– Maureen Rogers, Neil Barr, Zoe O’Callaghan, Susan Brumby and Jeni Warburton

Critical essay: Environmentalism and social work
– Venkat Pulla

Book review: Flood Country: An environmental history of the Murray–Darling, by Emily O’Gorman
– Reviewed by Anna Lukasiewicz

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