The Environment: A Sociological Introduction
Polity, 16.04.2007 - 187 Seiten
How are human societies changing the global environment?
Is sustainable development really possible?
Can environmental risks be avoided?
Is our experience of nature changing?
This book shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. It provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which sociologists have responded to the challenge of environmental issues as diverse as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss and marine pollution. It also covers sociological ideas such as risk, interpretations of nature, environmental realism, ecological modernization and globalization. Environmentalism and green politics are also introduced. Unlike many other texts in the field, the book takes a long-term view, locating environmental dilemmas within the context of social development and globalization.
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1 Natural Environments
2 Knowing the Environment
3 Experiencing the Environment
4 Transforming the Environment
5 Polluting the Environment
6 Defending the Environment
7 Politicizing the Environment