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Social-ecological organization is a multidimensional phenomenon that combines material and symbolic processes. However, the coupling between social and ecological subsystem is often conceptualized as purely material, thus reducing the symbolic

Social-ecological organization is a multidimensional phenomenon that combines material and symbolic processes. However, the coupling between social and ecological subsystem is often conceptualized as purely material, thus reducing the symbolic dimension to its behavioral and actionable expressions. In this paper I conceptualize social-ecological systems as doubly coupled. On the one hand, material expressions of socio-cultural processes affect and are affected by ecological dynamics.

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    • 2015
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.5751/ES-07720-200326
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    Manuel-Navarrete, D. (2015). Double coupling: modeling subjectivity and asymmetric organization in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society, 20(3). doi:10.5751/es-07720-200326

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