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Controversies in Environmental Sociology

Controversies in Environmental Sociology - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521601023

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
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Controversies in Environmental Sociology - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521601023

Robert White

ISBN13: 978-0521601023
ISBN10: 0521601029
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive textbook deals with the key issues and controversies in environmental sociology today. Each chapter deals with discrete issues in a manner that captures the main debates, the central figures, and the social nature of environmental-related trends. The text reflects international developments in the area, as well as drawing upon specific case examples and materials. It includes contributions from leading experts in the field, and is compiled by one of Australia's best-known sociologists, Professor Rob White. Written in an accessible language, with further reading lists for students at the end of each chapter, Controversies in Environmental Sociology provides a timely introduction to the subject.

  • Reflects international developments in the area, as well as drawing upon specific case examples and materials
  • Includes contributions from leading experts in the field, and is compiled by one of Australia's best-known sociologists
  • Written in an accessible language, with further reading lists for students at the end of each chapter

Table of Contents

Introduction: sociology, society and the environment Rob White

Part I. Social perspectives:

1.Old traditions and new ages: religions and environments Doug Ezzy
2. Social nature: the environmental challenge to mainstream social theory Stewart Lockie
3 Gender, eco-feminism and the environment Val Plumwood
4. Animals, "nature" and human interests Lyle Munro
5. Governing environmental harms in a risk society Vaughan Higgins and Kristin Natalier

Part II. Social trends:

6. When the population clock stops ticking Natalie Jackson
7. Inequality, social differences and environmental resources Roberta Julian
8. Sustainable technology: beyond fix and fixation Aidan Davison
9. Think global, act local: scalar challenges to sustainable development of marine environments Elaine Stratford
10. Citizenship and sustainability: rights and responsibilities in the global age Julie Davidson
11. The environment movement: where to from here" Bruce Tranter

Part III. Social issues:

12. Moulding and manipulating the news Sharon Beder
13. Agricultural production and the ecological question Geoff Lawrence, Lynda Cheshire and Carol Ackroyd Richards
14. Pathological environments Peter Curson and Lindie Clark
15. Assessing the social consequences of planned interventions Frank Vanclay
16. Criminology, social regulation and environmental harm Rob White

Index

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