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Risk and subjectivity in the context of global environmental change

Grant number: 12/22578-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): July 10, 2013
Effective date (End): November 09, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Sonia Regina da Cal Seixas
Grantee:Sonia Regina da Cal Seixas
Host: Richard Joseph Nunes
Home Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Reading, England  

Abstract

This project seeks to continue two decades of research on quality of life and environmental changes and their impacts on human health and subjectivity. These researches have been coordinated by the responsible of this proposal and supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and were held predominantly in São Paulo, Brazil. From these studies we can conclude that the urban scene has undergone major social environmental changes, especially in regions where environmental planning, appropriate to the existing fragilities, has been rarely considered in association with large economic development projects that may impact natural and urban areas and where the vulnerability of the population seems to be more evident and involves social and technological risks. Over the years, with the development of the research projects mentioned, associated with theoretical science of global perspective, we can incorporate the concept of global environmental change, which has drawn attention to climate changes as one of the significant consequences that are considered at both global and local level. The intention with the proposed research is to broaden the scope of analysis including a broader perspective through collaboration with a group with solid academic research on global environmental changes, especially considering weather changes and the restructuring of technological projects, the social networks created, and the real possibility to set up urban governance and sustainability as key to mitigate the negative effects of a development model that ignores reality and contemporary social and environmental impacts. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DA CAL SEIXAS, SONIA REGINA; NUNES, RICHARD JOSEPH. Subjectivity in a context of environmental change: opening new dialogues in mental health research. SUBJECTIVITY, v. 10, n. 3, p. 294-312, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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