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"This text is impressively comprehensive, and the treatment of the Global South is especially good. The material is sociological, engaging, and at an appropriate level for undergraduates. If I teach the course again, I would use this book." -Craig Humphrey, Pennsylvania State University
Kenneth A. Gould is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Brooklyn College and Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is coauthor of Environment and Society: The Enduring Conflict (1994).
Tammy L. Lewis is Associate Professor of Sociology at Muhlenberg College. She is coauthor of Environment, Energy, and Society: A New Synthesis (2002).
Table of Contents
|Annotated Table of Contents||p. viii|
|About the Contributors||p. xviii|
|An Introduction to Environmental Sociology||p. 1|
|The Social Construction of Nature: Of Computers, Butterflies, Dogs, and Trucks||p. 11|
|Theories in Environmental Sociology||p. 25|
|Systemic Causes of Environmental Disruption|
|The State and Policy: Imperialism, Exclusion, and Ecological Violence as State Policy||p. 47|
|Labor Productivity and the Environment||p. 59|
|Corporate Power: The Role of the Global Media in Shaping What We Know About the Environment||p. 68|
|The Science of Nature and the Nature of Science||p. 85|
|Technological Change and the Environment||p. 95|
|Population, Demography, and the Environment||p. 107|
|Some Social Consequences of Environmental Disruption|
|Environmental Inequality and Environmental Justice||p. 127|
|The Sociology of Environmental Health||p. 142|
|From Farms to Factories: The Environmental Consequences of Swine Industrialization in North Carolina||p. 153|
|Understanding Disaster Vulnerability: Floods and Hurricanes||p. 176|
|Climate Change: Why the Old Approaches Aren't Working||p. 191|
|Some Social Responses to Environmental Disruption|
|U.S. Environmental Movements||p. 211|
|Labor and the Environment||p. 228|
|Environmental Movements in the Global South||p. 244|
|Indigenous Cultures: Environmental Knowledge, Practice, and Rights||p. 255|
|The Paradoxes of Sustainable Development: Focus on Ecotourism||p. 269|
|Conclusion: Unanswered Questions and the Future of Environmental Sociology||p. 290|
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