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Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology

ISBN-10: 0195371127
ISBN-13: 9780195371123
Edition: 2008
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Description: The most student-oriented book available for environmental sociology courses, Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology introduces undergraduates to the subject in a groundbreaking new way. Instead of compiling articles from professional journals,  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The most student-oriented book available for environmental sociology courses, Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology introduces undergraduates to the subject in a groundbreaking new way. Instead of compiling articles from professional journals, this innovative reader presents twenty classroom-tested "lessons" from dedicated, experienced teachers. These diverse readings examine key topics in the field, from the social construction of nature to the growing influence of global media on our understanding of the environment. Building this collection on the model of a successful undergraduate classroom experience, coeditors Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis asked the contributors to choose a topic, match it with their favorite class lecture, and construct a lesson to reflect the way they teach it in the classroom. The result is an engaging, innovative, and versatile volume that presents the core ideas of environmental sociology in concise, accessible chapters. Each brief lesson is designed as a stand-alone piece and can be easily adapted into an existing course syllabus. Ideal for any course that looks at the environment from a sociological perspective, Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology offers an insightful introduction to this dynamic subject.

Kenneth A. Gould is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Brooklyn College and professor of sociology at the Cuny graduate center.

Annotated Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
An Introduction to Environmental Sociology
Theory
The Social Construction of Nature: Of Computers, Butterflies, Dogs, and Trucks
Theories in Environmental Sociology
Systemic Causes of Environmental Disruption
The State and Policy: Imperialism, Exclusion, and Ecological Violence as State Policy
Labor Productivity and the Environment
Corporate Power: The Role of the Global Media in Shaping What We Know About the Environment
The Science of Nature and the Nature of Science
Technological Change and the Environment
Population, Demography, and the Environment
Some Social Consequences of Environmental Disruption
Environmental Inequality and Environmental Justice
The Sociology of Environmental Health
From Farms to Factories: The Environmental Consequences of Swine Industrialization in North Carolina
Understanding Disaster Vulnerability: Floods and Hurricanes
Climate Change: Why the Old Approaches Aren't Working
Some Social Responses to Environmental Disruption
U.S. Environmental Movements
Labor and the Environment
Environmental Movements in the Global South
Indigenous Cultures: Environmental Knowledge, Practice, and Rights
The Paradoxes of Sustainable Development: Focus on Ecotourism
Conclusion: Unanswered Questions and the Future of Environmental Sociology

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