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Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology

Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology

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Overview

Environmental sociology tends to be dominated by macrosociological theories, to the point that microsociological perspectives have been neglected and ignored. This collection of original work is the first book dedicated to demonstrating the utility of microsociological perspectives for investigating environmental issues. From symbolic interactionism to actor-network theory, from dramaturgy to conversation analysis, from practice theory to animism, a variety of microsociological perspectives are not only drawn upon but creatively applied and developed, making this collection not only a contribution to environmental sociology, but to microsociological theory as well. The authors address such topics as the treatment of waste, human-animal relations, science and industry partnerships, environmental social movements, identities, and lifestyles, eco-tourism, the framing of land, water, and natural resources, and even human conceptions of outer space.

Bringing together diverse scholars, perspectives, and topics, Microsociological Perspectives for Environmental Sociology opens the field up to new approaches and initiates much needed dialogue between environmental sociologists and microsociologists. It will appeal not only to sociologists, but to environmental scholars across the social sciences interested in enriching their theoretical repertoire in studying the social aspects of the environment.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367478773
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Series: Interactionist Currents
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bradley H. Brewster is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Graceland University, USA.

Antony J. Puddephatt is Associate Professor of Sociology at Lakehead University, Canada and co-editor of Ethnographies Revisited: Constructing Theory in the Field.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

Preface

Notes on contributors

Introduction: awakening micro-theoretical perspectives in environmental sociology

BRADLEY H. BREWSTER AND ANTONY J. PUDDEPHATT

1 Micro-interactions of cosmic proportions: mediating human–cosmos relationships in the planetarium

MEGAN S. ALBAUGH BONHAM

2 “This is not Sea World”: spectacle and insight in nature tourism

PETER R. GRAHAME

3 How to climb Mount Fuji (at your earliest convenience): a non-representational approach

PHILLIP VANNINI

4 Negotiating identity, valuing place: enacting “earthcare” and social justice at Finca La Bella, Costa Rica

STELLA M. ČAPEK

5 Green lifestyles and micropolitics: pragmatist action theory and the connection between lifestyle change and collective action

JANET A. LORENZEN

6 Mead, interactionism, and the improbability of ecological selves: toward a meta-environmental microsociological theory

STEPHEN ZAVESTOSKI AND ANDREW J. WEIGERT

7 Present tense: everyday animism and the politics of possession

MICHAEL M. BELL

8 Wild selves: a symbolic interactionist perspective on species, minds, and nature

LESLIE IRVINE

9 Dog shit happens: human–canine interactions and the immediacy of excremental presence

MATTHIAS GROSS AND ANA HORTA

10 Sorting the trash: competing constructions and instructions for handling household waste

SUSAN MACHUM

11 The utility of phenomenology in understanding and addressing human-caused environmental problems

JERRY WILLIAMS

12 The social psychology of compromised negotiations: constructing asymmetrical boundary objects between science and industry

BENJAMIN KELLY

13 Escaping the iron cage of environmental rationalizations: microsocial decision-making in environmental conflicts

FILIP ALEXANDRESCU AND BERND BALDUS

Index

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