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Environmental Sociology From Analysis to Action

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ISBN-10: 0742535088

ISBN-13: 9780742535084

Edition: 2005

Authors: Leslie King, Deborah McCarthy, Robin Andersen, Luiz C. Barbosa, Deborah Barndt

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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. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

ROBIN ANDERSEN is Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, as well as Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Fordham University. She is the author of A Century of Media, A Century of War (2006) and Consumer Culture and TV Programming (1995), and coeditor of Critical Studies in Media Commercialism (2000). She appears frequently as a media analyst for a variety of media outlets and educational documentaries. Andersen is also the series editor for Praeger's New Directions in Media series.

Deborah Barndt is Associate Dean of Environmental Studies at York University. She is a popular educator and photographer and for over 25 years has worked with social justice movements in Canada, the U.S., and Central America. Her photographs have been published and exhibited widely

Preface
Introduction: Environmental Problems Require Social Solutions
Politics and Economy
The Vulnerable Planet
Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia: An Environmental Sacrifice Zone
The People of the Forest against International Capitalism: Systemic and Anti-Systemic Forces in the Battle for the Preservation of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest
Tourism, Environmentalism, and Cultural Survival in Quintana Roo
Treadmill Predispositions and Social Responses: Population, Consumption, and Technological Change
Environmental Justice: Race, Class, and Gender
Oakland's Fruitvale Transit Village: Building an Environmentally Sound Vehicle for Neighborhood Revitalization
American Environmentalism: The Role of Race, Class and Gender in Shaping Activism 1820-1995
Turning Public Issues into Private Troubles: Lead Contamination, Domestic Labor, and the Exploitation of Women's Unpaid Labor in Australia
Environmental Justice: Grassroots Activism and Its Impact on Public Policy Decision Making
Work
Forty Years of Spotted Owls? A Longitudinal Analysis of Logging Industry Job Losses
The Next Revolutionary Stage: Recycling Waste or Recycling History?
Corporate Responsibility
Silent Spill: The Organization of an Industrial Crisis
Corporate Responsibility for Toxins
Globalization
Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization on the Tomato Trail
Driving South: the Globalization of Auto Consumption and Its Social Organization of Space
The Environmental Justice Movement: Equitable Allocation of the Costs and Benefits of Environmental Management Outcomes
Media and Popular Culture
Touch the Magic
The Nature of Future Myths: Environmental Discourse in Science Fiction Film, 1950-1999
Selling "Mother Earth": Advertising and the Myth of the Natural
Science and Health
The Social Construction of Cancer: A Walk Upstream
Science in Environmental Conflicts
Social Movements
Risk and Recruitment: Patterns of Social Mobilization in a Government Town
Transnational Protest and the Corporate Planet: The Case of Mitsubishi Corporation versus the Rainforest Action Network
Coalition Building between Native American and Environmental Organizations in Opposition to Development: The Case of the New Los Padres Dam Project
Hunting and the Politics of Identity in Ontario
Thinking About Change and Working for Change
A Special Moment in History: The Future of Population
Cuba: A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture
Cleaning the Closet: Toward a New Fashion Ethic
On the Trail of Courageous Behavior
Index
About the Editors