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Philip W. Sutton

The Environment

A Sociological Introduction

€ 90.15

This book shows how sociologists have responded to the challenge of environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss and marine pollution. It also covers sociological ideas such as risk, interpretations of nature, environmental realism, and globalization. It assumes no specialist knowledge on the part of readers.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgements vii
Preface ix
Natural Environments
1(17)
Defining Nature and Environment
1(6)
Humans in Natural Environments
7(7)
Natural and Artificial Environments
14(2)
Conclusion
16(2)
Knowing the Environment
18(20)
Involvement and Detachment
18(4)
The Scientific Revolution
22(4)
Social Constructions of Nature
26(6)
Critical Realism
32(4)
Conclusion
36(2)
Experiencing the Environment
38(17)
An Environment of the Senses
38(3)
Experiencing Environments
41(3)
Ecological Identifications
44(8)
Ecological Citizenship
52(3)
Transforming the Environment
55(17)
Social Development and the Environment
55(4)
Industrialization
59(5)
Urbanization
64(3)
The Treadmill of Production and Consumption
67(5)
Polluting the Environment
72(19)
Types of Pollution
72(2)
Awareness and Significance of Pollution
74(6)
Sensitivity to Risks
80(8)
Conclusion
88(3)
Defending the Environment
91(18)
Changing Attitudes
91(4)
The Modern Origins of Nature Conservation
95(4)
The Development of Environmentalism
99(8)
Conclusion
107(2)
Politicizing the Environment
109(17)
A Politics of Nature
109(4)
Ecologism: A New Political Ideology
113(3)
The Emergence of Green Parties
116(8)
Conclusion
124(2)
Sustaining the Environment
126(18)
The Idea of Sustainable Development
126(4)
A Brief History of Sustainable Development
130(5)
Sustainable Development in Practice
135(4)
Can Societies Become Sustainable?
139(3)
Conclusion
142(2)
A Global Environment
144(20)
What is Globalization?
144(4)
The Biosphere as Environment
148(2)
Global Problems, Global Solutions?
150(11)
Conclusion
161(3)
Glossary 164(6)
References and Further Reading 170(8)
Index 178
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Hardback
208 pagina's
Januari 2007
522 gram
254 x 184 x 13 mm
Polity Press us

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