Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology

Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology

by Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195371127

ISBN-13: 9780195371123

Pub. Date: 08/20/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"This text is impressively comprehensive, and the treatment of the Global South is especially good. The material is sociological, engaging, and at an appropriate level for undergraduates. If I teach the course again, I would use this book." -Craig Humphrey, Pennsylvania State University

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"This text is impressively comprehensive, and the treatment of the Global South is especially good. The material is sociological, engaging, and at an appropriate level for undergraduates. If I teach the course again, I would use this book." -Craig Humphrey, Pennsylvania State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195371123
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/20/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Annotated Table of Contents viii

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Contributors xviii

1 An Introduction to Environmental Sociology Kenneth A. Gould Tammy L. Lewis 1

Part 1 Theory

2 The Social Construction of Nature: Of Computers, Butterflies, Dogs, and Trucks Stella M. Capek 11

3 Theories in Environmental Sociology Luiz C. Barbosa 25

Part 2 Systemic Causes of Environmental Disruption

4 The State and Policy: Imperialism, Exclusion, and Ecological Violence as State Policy David Naguib Pellow 47

5 Labor Productivity and the Environment Allan Schnaiberg 59

6 Corporate Power: The Role of the Global Media in Shaping What We Know About the Environment Elizabeth H. Campbell 68

7 The Science of Nature and the Nature of Science Richard York 85

8 Technological Change and the Environment Kenneth A. Gould 95

9 Population, Demography, and the Environment Diane C. Bates 107

Part 3 Some Social Consequences of Environmental Disruption

10 Environmental Inequality and Environmental Justice Michael Mascarenhas 127

11 The Sociology of Environmental Health Sabrina McCormick 142

12 From Farms to Factories: The Environmental Consequences of Swine Industrialization in North Carolina Bob Edwards Adam Driscoll 153

13 Understanding Disaster Vulnerability: Floods and Hurricanes Nicole Youngman 176

14 Climate Change: Why the Old Approaches Aren't Working J. Timmons Roberts 191

Part 4 Some Social Responses to Environmental Disruption

15 U.S. Environmental Movements Robert J. Brulle 211

16 Labor and the Environment Brian K. Obach 228

17 Environmental Movements in the Global South Tammy L. Lewis 244

18 Indigenous Cultures: Environmental Knowledge,Practice, and Rights Bahram Tavakolian 255

19 The Paradoxes of Sustainable Development: Focus on Ecotourism Kenneth A. Gould Tammy L. Lewis 269

20 Conclusion: Unanswered Questions and the Future of Environmental Sociology Kenneth A. Gould Tammy L. Lewis 290

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