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Controversies in Environmental Sociology

Controversies in Environmental Sociology

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Rob White, Doug Ezzy, Stewart Lockie, Val Plumwood, Lyle Munro, Vaughan Higgins,Kristin Natalier, Natalie Jackson, Roberta Julian, Aidan Davison, Elaine Stratford, Julie Davidson, Bruce Tranter, Sharon Beder, Geoff Lawrence, Lynda Cheshire, Carol Ackroyd Richards, Peter Curson,Lindie Clark, Frank Vanclay
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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521601023

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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.

    • 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
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    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521601023
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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 oceans, coasts and islands Elaine Stratford
    10. Citizenship and sustainability: rights, responsibilities and citizen virtues in the global transition Julie Davidson
    11. The environmental 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.

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    Robert White, University of Tasmania
    Rob White is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania.

    Contributors

    Rob White, Doug Ezzy, Stewart Lockie, Val Plumwood, Lyle Munro, Vaughan Higgins,Kristin Natalier, Natalie Jackson, Roberta Julian, Aidan Davison, Elaine Stratford, Julie Davidson, Bruce Tranter, Sharon Beder, Geoff Lawrence, Lynda Cheshire, Carol Ackroyd Richards, Peter Curson,Lindie Clark, Frank Vanclay

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