An Invitation to Environmental Sociology / Edition 4

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Overview

The highly praised Fourth Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology brings out the sociology of environmental possibility, inviting students to delve into this rapidly changing field. Written in a lively, engaging style, Bell covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology textbooks. With extensively updated material on the environmental situation, this edition challenges readers with the complexity of environmental puzzles.

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Editorial Reviews

Cliff Brown
"The book strikes such a nice balance on so many levels. This is not only the best environmental sociology text I've used, but it's is the best text - of any type - I've used in college-level teaching. I really look forward to the fourth edition."
Student
"The way that you presented the information, as a blend of history, statistics, academic research, and personal anecdotes was very intriguing and I had a hard time putting the book down once I started reading it."
Student
“I love your book, it is one of the most fascinating I have ever read (certainly the most riveting textbook). The ideas you present are so on key… I just wanted to let you know how incredible you book is. Thank you for writing it.”
Eric Friedman
"This is the perfect text for an introductory course in Environmental Sociology. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412990530
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 187,479
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Mayerfeld Bell is Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For his day job, he is principally an environmental sociologist and a social theorist, focusing on dialogics, the sociology of nature, and social justice. These concerns for the world have led him to studies of agroecology, the body, community, consumption, culture, development, food, democracy, economic sociology, gender, inequality, participation, place, politics, rurality, the sociology of music, and more. He is also a part-time composer of grassroots and classical music, and a mandolinist, guitarist, and singer.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Environmental Problems and Society
Part I: The Material
Chapter 2. Consumption and Materialism
Chapter 3. Money and Machines
Chapter 4. Population and Development
Chapter 5. Body and Health
Part II: The Ideal
Chapter 6. The Ideology of Environmental Domination
Chapter 7. The Ideology of Environmental Concern
Chapter 8. The Human Nature of Nature
Chapter 9. The Rationality of Risk
Part III: The Practical
Chapter 10. Mobilizing the Ecological Society
Chapter 11. Governing the Ecological Society

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