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Environmental Sociology From Analysis to Action

ISBN-10: 0742559092
ISBN-13: 9780742559097
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: Environmental Sociology, intended for use in Environmental Sociology courses, uses sociological methods and perspectives to analyze key environmental issues. The reader is organized like an introduction to sociology reader, and comprised of readings  More...

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Book details

List price: $66.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 518
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Environmental Sociology, intended for use in Environmental Sociology courses, uses sociological methods and perspectives to analyze key environmental issues. The reader is organized like an introduction to sociology reader, and comprised of readings that are accessible to and interesting for undergraduates.

Preface
Introduction: Environmental Problems Require Social Solutions
Political Economy
The Vulnerable Planet
Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia: An Environmental Sacrifice Zone
Treadmill Predispositions and Social Responses: Population, Consumption, and Technological Change
Environmental Justice: Race, Class, and Gender
Environmental Justice: Grassroots Activism and Its Impact on Public Policy Decision Making
Turning Public Issues into Private Troubles: Lead Contamination, Domestic Labor, and the Exploitation of Women's Unpaid Labor in Australia
The Next Revolutionary Stage: Recycling Waste or Recycling History?
The Social Construction of Nature
Wild Horses and the Political Ecology of Nature Restoration in the Missouri Ozarks
Touch the Magic
Corporate Responsibility
Silent Spill: The Organization of an Industrial Crisis
Corporate Responsibility for Toxins
Globalization
The Unfair Trade-off: Globalization and the Export of Ecological Hazards
Driving South: The Globalization of Auto Consumption and Its Social Organization of Space
Media and Popular Culture
Selling "Mother Earth": Advertising and the Myth of the Natural
Prime-Time Subversion: The Environmental Rhetoric of The Simpsons
Science, Risk, and Health
Science in Environmental Conflicts
An Ounce of Precaution
Risk Society and Contested Illness: The Case of Nuclear Weapons Workers
The Social Construction of Cancer: A Walk Upstream
Social Movements
American Environmentalism: The Role of Race, Class, and Gender in Shaping Activism 1820-1995
Coalition Building between Native American and Environmental Organizations in Opposition to Development: The Case of the New Los Padres Dam Project
"People Want to Protect Themselves a Little Bit": Emotions, Denial, and Social Movement Nonparticipation
Thinking about Change/Working for Change
Individualization: Plant a Tree, Buy a Bike, Save the World?
Cleaning the Closet: Toward a New Fashion Ethic
Greetings from the Non-Barcode People
Healing the Rift: Metabolic Restoration in Cuban Agriculture
On the Trail of Courageous Behavior
Index
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