Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology
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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, 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
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|
|About the Contributors|
|An Introduction to Environmental Sociology|
|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|