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Nature, Environment and Society / Edition 1
     

Nature, Environment and Society / Edition 1

by Philip W. Sutton
 

ISBN-10: 0333995686

ISBN-13: 9780333995686

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

How have sociologists responded to the emergence of environmentalism? What has sociology to offer the study of environmental problems? This uniquely comprehensive guide traces the origins and development of environmental movements and environmental issues, providing a critical review of the most significant debates in the new field of environmental sociology. It

Overview

How have sociologists responded to the emergence of environmentalism? What has sociology to offer the study of environmental problems? This uniquely comprehensive guide traces the origins and development of environmental movements and environmental issues, providing a critical review of the most significant debates in the new field of environmental sociology. It covers environmental ideas, environmental movements, social constructionism, critical realism, 'ecocentric' theory, environmental identities, risk society theory, sustainable development, Green consumerism, ecological modernization and debates around modernity and post- modernity. Philip Sutton adopts a long-term view, which focuses on the relationship between ideas of nature and environment, ecological identities and social change, providing a framework for future research.
Bringing environmental isssues into contact with sociological theories, Nature, Environment and Society provides an up-to-date introduction to this important new field. It will be essential reading for all students of sociology, environmental studies and anyone interested in understanding environmental problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333995686
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Sociology for a Changing World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Modern Ideas of Nature and Environment
The Development of Environmental Movements
Theorising the Social and Natural
The Ecocentric Challenge for Society and Sociology
Living with Gaia: Deep Ecological and Social Selves
Environmentalism in a Risk Society
Modernity as an Unfinished Ecological Project
Postmodernity, Poststructuralism and Ecological Diversity
Environment, Self and Society
Bibliography
Index

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