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Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction
     

Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction

by Paul Robbins, John Hintz, Sarah A. Moore
 

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Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction is an overview of the diverse conceptual tools and traditions for thinking about, explaining and addressing the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world.
  • Provides an introduction to the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world through foundational theoretical ideas

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Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction is an overview of the diverse conceptual tools and traditions for thinking about, explaining and addressing the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world.

  • Provides an introduction to the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world through foundational theoretical ideas illustrated with concrete, everyday examples
  • Utilizes compelling, conversational language to expound on theory, history, and scientific topics, making the text accessible to a diverse readership
  • Draws upon contemporary theoretical understandings in nature/society theory while demonstrating through practice and deployment
  • Includes discussion of key historical events, topical issues, and policies, as well as scientific concepts

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"Combining theory and case material, this title provides an accessible insight into one of the most important issues of our time." (The Environmentalist, May 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444358629
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/26/2011
Series:
Critical Introductions to Geography , #13
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
2 MB

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"This innovatively structured work, from some of the field's most creative thinkers, sheds fresh light on some familiar but intractable subjects.  This is one of those rare books that holds out the promise that you will think differently after you put it down than you did when you picked it up."
Michael R. Dove, Yale University

"At last, a text that renders the recent and voluminous research into society-nature relations both accessible and engaging. It succeeds superbly in blending theory and case material, resulting in a rich and challenging text."
Noel Castree, University of Manchester

"At last a rigorous environmental text suitable for undergraduates based on current theory, so badly needed to move on from the tired platitudes that have dominated discussion over environment and society for the last four decades. I especially appreciated its inclusion of objects ranging from carbon dioxide to french fries, clearly demonstrating how environment and society are inseparably entangled."
Jim Proctor, Lewis & Clark College

Meet the Author

Paul Robbins is a Professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His current research centers on the relationships between individuals, environmental actors, and the institutions that connect them. Robbins is also the author of Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction (2004) and Lawn People: How Grasses Weeds and Chemicals Make us Who We Are (2007).

John Hintz is Assistant Professor of Geography and Geosciences at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. His current research focuses on land use conflicts, environmental policy, and the US environmental movement. He has most recently published in the journals Capitalism Nature Socialism and Ethics, Place and Environment.

Sarah A. Moore is Assistant Professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her research focuses on urban development politics, urban environmental issues, and environmental justice in the United States and Latin America. Her publications include articles in the Professional Geographer and Society and Natural Resources.

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