Environmental Sociology / Edition 2

Environmental Sociology / Edition 2

by John Hannigan
     
 

This new edition of John Hannigan's well-known and respected text has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent conceptual and empirical advances in environmental sociology. The book offers a distinctive and even-handed treatment of environmental issues and debates, integrating European theoretical contributions such as risk society and ecological modernization

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This new edition of John Hannigan's well-known and respected text has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent conceptual and empirical advances in environmental sociology. The book offers a distinctive and even-handed treatment of environmental issues and debates, integrating European theoretical contributions such as risk society and ecological modernization with North American empirical insights and findings. Key updates include:

  • an extended discussion of how classic sociological theory relates to contemporary environmental sociology
  • a critical overview of contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives, namely co-constructionist theories of ‘socionature’
  • a focus on cultural sociologies of the environment, notably discourse analysis and social framing
  • updated coverage of the environmental justice movement and grassroots mobilizations
  • a review of the linkages between environmental sociology and the sociology of disasters
  • a brand new case history chapter on the escalating global conflict over freshwater resources.

Making a strong case for centrally incorporating power relations into a realist/constructionist model of environmental knowledge, politics and policy-making, this book includes a comparative analysis of the USA, Britain and Canada, and will prove a valuable student resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415355124
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/18/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. Planet in Peril 2. Environmental Sociology: Key Perspectives and Controversies 3. Social Construction of Environmental Issues and Problems 4. Environmental Discourse 5. Media and Environmental Communication 6. Science, Knowledge and Environmental Problems 7. Risk Construction 8. Biodiversity Loss: The Successful ‘Career’ of a Global Environmental Problem 9. Fear of Fracking 10. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography

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