Environmental Sociology: Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights

  • Title : Environmental Sociology: Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights
  • Author : Edited by Riley E. Dunlap, Frederick H. Buttel, Peter Dickens and August Gijswijt
  • ISBN 13 : 9788131608234
  • Year : 2017
  • MRP : Rs 1495
  • Selling Price : Rs 1121
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Environmental Sociology is a comprehensive survey and assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their “natural” biophysical environments. This book addresses virtually all of the major perspectives, focal points, and debates in environmental sociology today—classical and twentieth-century social theories, macro-micro linkage issues, globalization and development, reflexive modernization, ecological modernization versus “limits” viewpoints, modernity and post modernity, risk society, constructionalism-realism, environmental movements/ identities, consumption and environment, cultural sociologies of the environment, and so on. At the same time, the book aims to go beyond an inventory of environmental sociological theory. Environmental Sociology stresses how new ground can be broken in the articulation of environmental sociology with major classical and contemporary sociological theories. Contents 1 Sociological Theory and the Environment 2 Environmental Sociology and the Classical Sociological Tradition 3 A Green Marxism? Labor Processes, Alienation, and the Division of Labour 4 Ecological Materialism and the Sociology of Max Weber 5 Has the Durkheim Legacy Misled Sociology? 6 Social Theory and the Environment 7 Dynamic Constellations of the Individual, Society, and Nature 8 World-System Theory and the Environment 9 Modernity, Politics, and the Environment 10 Inconspicuous Consumption 11 Social Theory and Ecological Politics 12 The Social construction of Environmental Problems 13 When the Global Meets the Local 14 Cultural Analysis and Environmental Theory 15 Paradigms, Theories, and Environmental Sociology