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Controversies in Environmental Sociology - Robert W. White

Controversies in Environmental Sociology

By: Robert W. White (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th July 2004
ISBN: 9780521601023
Number Of Pages: 312

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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.

Introduction: sociology, society and the environment
Social perspectives
Old traditions and new ages: religions and environments
Social nature: the environmental challenge to mainstream social theory
Gender, eco-feminism and the environment
Animals, 'nature' and human interests
Governing environmental harms in a risk society
Social trends
When the population clock stops ticking
Inequality, social differences and environmental resources
Sustainable technology: beyond fix and fixation
Think global, act local: scalar challenges to sustainable development of marine environments
Citizenship and sustainability: rights and responsibilities in the global age
The environment movement: where to from here?
Social issues
Moulding and manipulating the news
Agricultural production and the ecological question Geoff Lawrence
Pathological environments
Assessing the social consequences of planned interventions
Criminology, social regulation and environmental harm
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ISBN: 9780521601023
ISBN-10: 0521601029
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 14th July 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44