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Nature, Environment and Society : Sociology for a Changing World - Philip W. Sutton

Nature, Environment and Society

Sociology for a Changing World

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How have sociologists responded to the emergence of environmentalism? What has sociology to offer the study of environmental problems? This uniquely comprehensive guide traces the origins and development of environmental movements and environmental issues, providing a critical review of the most significant debates in the new field of environmental sociology. It covers environmental ideas, environmental movements, social constructionism, critical realism, "ecocentric" theory, environmental identities, risk society theory, sustainable development, Green consumerism, ecological modernization and debates around modernity and post- modernity. Philip Sutton adopts a long-term view, which focuses on the relationship between ideas of nature and environment, ecological identities and social change, providing a framework for future research. Bringing environmental issues into contact with sociological theories, "Nature, Environment and Society "provides an up-to-date introduction to this important new field. It will be essential reading for all students of sociology, environmental studies and anyone interested in understanding environmental problems.

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Modern Ideas of Nature and Environment
The Development of Environmental Movements
Theorising the Social and Natural
The Ecocentric Challenge for Society and Sociology
Living with Gaia: Deep Ecological and Social Selves
Environmentalism in a Risk Society
Modernity as an Unfinished Ecological Project
Postmodernity, Poststructuralism and Ecological Diversity
Environment, Self and Society
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333995679
ISBN-10: 0333995678
Series: Sociology for a Changing World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 28th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.1  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1