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Continuities in Sociological Human Ecology

ISBN-10: 0306456109

ISBN-13: 9780306456107

Edition: 1998

Authors: Michael Micklin, Dudley L. Poston

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This superb overview of sociological human ecology over the past 50 years engages the subject in terms of conceptual and theoretical issues, and in its empirical application to practical problems. The text focuses on the idea of sustainable development, asking what conditions are necessary for humanity to achieve continued improvement in standards of living. Contributors review issues of demographic change and environmental protection in sketching out the means of managing the Earth's fragile ecosystem in the decades to come. They emphasize that fundamental changes in human patterns of activity and organization are making sustainability an increasingly realistic policy goal.
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List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Basic Books
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 373
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Introduction
Conceptual and Theoretical Considerations
Human Ecology, Population, and Development
Human Ecology, Sociology, and Demography
What Is Human Ecology?
Four Basic Ecological Concepts and Analysis of Migration
Summary
References
The Ecological Complex: A Conceptual Elaboration
A Conceptual Elaboration of the Ecological Complex
Conclusion
Notes
References
Poets-Pacs-Ledd: From Paradigm to Theory to Policy in Human Ecological Perspective
Poet: The Beginnings of a Human Ecological Paradigm
An Alternative Paradigm: Poets
System Resources and Problems
Beyond Paradigms to Theories
Policy Relevance of the "Poets-Pacs-Ledd" Paradigms
Notes
References
An Ecological Theory of Organizational Structuring
The Ecological Framework
Organizational Communities and Their Populations
Environment and Selection
Resource Spaces and Niches
The Structure of Organizational Communities
Propositions
Notes
References
Ecology's Contribution to Cross-National Theory and Research
Previous Contributions of Human Ecology to Comparative Research
Conclusions
Notes
References
The Human Ecology of Agriculture in the United States
Basic Human Ecological Assumptions and Concepts Applicable to U.S. Agriculture
Human Ecological Dimensions of Agriculture
Examples of the Use of Ecology in Agriculture
The Future Development of the Human Ecology of Agriculture
Notes
References
Ecological Approaches in the Study of Racial and Ethnic Differentiation and Inequality
The Legacy of Hawley's Contributions
Differentiation, Inequality, and Ethnic Stratification
Ethnic Affiliation and Ethnic Group Formation
Ethnic Identity and Ethnic Background: A Digression
The Origins of Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Ethnic Boundaries and Continuing Ethnic Competition
Ecological Assimilation Theory: Beyond Park
Subordinate Group Responses to Ethnic Stratification
The Ecological Theory of Expansion: Implications for Long-Term Trends in Ethnic Relations
Ecological Interpretations of Contemporary Ethnic Conflict
Summary and Discussion
Notes
References
Enhancing the Spatial Policy Framework with Ecological Analysis
What Is Meant by Spatial Distribution Policy?
Human Ecology and Rural Policy
Enhancing the Spatial Policy Framework
Notes
References
Empirical Research
Division of Labor and Morphological Response: Evidence from Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: An Overview
Theoretical Perspectives
Morphological Response to System Growth
Data and Method
Results
Summary
Notes
References
Determinants of the Division of Labor in China
Literature Review
Hypotheses
Methods
Results
Discussion and Implications
Notes
References
The Effects of Public and Private Sustenance Organizations on Population Redistribution in New York State
An Ecological Model of Migration
Analysis of Net Migration
Discussion
Notes
References
Toward an Integrated Ecological-Sociological Theory of Suburbanization
Hypotheses
Data and Methodology
Results
Conclusion
References
Spatial Segregation and Social Differentiation in China
Historical Background
Data and Methods
Results
Discussion
References
An Ecological Investigation of Agricultural Patterns in the United States
Effects of the Internationalization of Agriculture on Rural Areas
Impact of Irrigation in the Great Plains
Improving the Methodological Base of a Human Ecological Approach to U.S. Agriculture
References
Ecological and Structural Determinants of Declining Labor Force Participation of African-American Men: Evidence from Southern Nonmetropolitan Labor Markets, 1940-1980
Labor Force Participation in Local Areas
Factors Affecting Participation of African-American Men
Research Design
Operationalization of Key Variables
Analysis
Conclusion
Notes
References
Epilogue: Confessions of a Sometime Ecologist (Mostly Human)
About the Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index