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A third edition of this textbook is now available.
Environmental Sociology, intended for use in Environmental Sociology courses, uses sociological methods and perspectives to analyze key environmental issues. The reader is organized like an introduction to sociology reader, and comprised of readings that are accessible to and interesting for undergraduates.
Chapter 1 Introduction: "Environmental Problems Require Social Solutions" Part 2 Politics and Economy Chapter 3 1. The Vulnerable Planet Chapter 4 2. Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia: An Environmental Sacrifice Zone Chapter 5 3. The People of the Forest Against International Capitalism: Systemic and Anti-Systemic Forces in the Battle for the Preservation of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest Chapter 6 4. Tourism, Environmentalism, and Cultural Survival in Quintana Roo Chapter 7 5. Treadmill Predispositions and Social Responses: Population, Consumption, and Technological Change Part 8 Environmental Justice: Race, Class and Gender Chapter 9 6. Oakland's Fruitvale Transit Village: Building an Environmentally Sound Vehicle for Neighborhood Revitalization Chapter 10 7. American Environmentalism: The Role of Race, Class and Gender in Shaping Activism 1820-1995 Chapter 11 8. Turning Public Issues into Private Troubles: Lead Contamination, Domestic Labor, and the Exploitation of Women's Unpaid Labor in Australia Chapter 12 9. Environmental Justice: Grassroots Activism and Its Impact on Public Policy in Decision Making Part 13 Work Chapter 14 10. Forty Years of Spotted Owls? A Longitudinal Analysis of Logging Industry Job Losses Chapter 15 11. Garbage Wars Part 16 Corporate Responsibility Chapter 17 12. Silent Spill: The Organization of an Industrial Crisis Chapter 18 13. Corporate Responsibility for Toxins Part 19 Globalization Chapter 20 14. Across Space and Through Time: Tomatl Meets the Corporate Tomato Chapter 21 15. Driving South: the Globalization of Auto Consumption and Its Social Organization of Space Chapter 22 16. The Environmental Justice Movement: Equitable Allocation of the Costs and Benefits of Environmental Management Outcomes Part 23 Media and Popular Culture Chapter 24 17. Touch the Magic Chapter 25 18. The Nature of Future Myths: Environmental Discourse in Science Fiction Film, 1950-1999 Chapter 26 19. Selling 'Mother Earth': Advertising and the Myth of the Natural Part 27 Science and Health Chapter 28 20. The Social Construction of Cancer Chapter 29 21. Science in Environmental Conflicts Part 30 Social Movements Chapter 31 22. Risk and Recruitment: Patterns of Social Movement Mobilization in a Government Town Chapter 32 23. Transnational Protest and the Corporate Planet: The Case of Mitsubishi Corporation vs. The Rainforest Action Network Chapter 33 24. Coalition Building between Native American and Environmental Organizations in Opposition to Development: The Case of the New Los Padres Dam Project Chapter 34 25. Hunting and the Politics of Identity in Ontario Part 35 Thinking about Change and Working for Change Chapter 36 26. A Special Moment in History: the Future of Population Chapter 37 27. Cuba: A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture Chapter 38 28. Cleaning the Closet: Toward a New Fashion Ethic Chapter 39 29. On the Trail of Courageous Behavior