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An Invitation to Environmental Sociology
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An Invitation to Environmental Sociology

Sixth Edition


September 2020 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in a lively, engaging style, An Invitation to Environmental Sociology is a text that covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology texts. The book's unique organization explores three different kinds of question about interactions between humans and the natural world: the material, the ideal, and the practical.

 
Chapter 1. Environmental Problems and Society
 
Part I. The Material
 
Chapter 2. Health and Justice
 
Chapter 3. Consumption and Materialism
 
Chapter 4. Money and Markets
 
Chapter 5. Technology and Science
 
Chapter 6. Population and Development
 
Part II. The Ideal
 
Chapter 7. The Ideology of Environmental Domination
 
Chapter 8. The Ideology of Environmental Concern
 
Chapter 9. The Human Nature of Nature
 
Part III. The Practical
 
Chapter 10. Mobilizing the Just Ecological Society
 
Chapter 11. Transitioning to the Just Ecological Society
 
Chapter 12. Living in the Just Ecological Society
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors
Key features

 

 KEY FEATURES:

  • Develops the notion of normal environmentalism as a practical application of environmental sociology to real-world problems.
  • Offers an integration of environmental social movement theory.
  • Discusses the latest theoretical trends in environmental sociology, including metabolic rift, biopolitics, environmental flows, the Jevons paradox, disproportionality, degrowth, and participatory governance.
  • Presents evocative sketches that open each chapter.

The Sixth Edition has been restructured, with 13 chapters from the previous edition reorganized into a 12-chapter format.
A new Ch. 2 focuses on issues of environmental justice and health.
Ch. 1 has a new discussion of environmental justice across species that addresses questions of disappearing species and landscapes.
Ch. 4 (Money and Markets) has a discussion about Rock Steady Farm, a new paradigm of economic and ecological sustainability.
Ch. 7 on the ideology of environmental domination includes new material on ideologies of heterosexism.
Ch. 12 has a new section on greening our cities.

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