Sociology and the Environment: A Critical Introduction to Society, Nature and Knowledge / Edition 1by Alan Irwin
Pub. Date: 05/16/2001
In this important new book Alan Irwin maps out the knowledge, teaching and research in the emerging field of environmental sociology. He reviews the key sociological debates in the field and sets out a new framework for analysis and practice.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Sustainability as Social Challenge.
Chapter 2: The Risk Society Thesis: The End of the World as We Know It?.
Chapter 3: Science and the Social Construction of Environmental Threat.
Chapter 4: Risks in Context: The Local Construction of Environmental Issues.
Chapter 5: Institutional Judgements and Contested Decisions: The Governance of Environmental Problems.
Chapter 6: Kamikazes and Chromosomes: Sociological Perspectives on Technology.
Chapter 7: Society, Nature, Knowledge: Co-constructing the Social and the Natural.
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