A Sociological Introduction
By (author) Philip W. Sutton
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Environment by Philip W. Sutton
Book DescriptionHow are human societies changing the global environment? Is sustainable development really possible? Can environmental risks be avoided? Is our experience of nature changing? This book shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. It provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which sociologists have responded to the challenge of environmental issues as diverse as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss and marine pollution. It also covers sociological ideas such as risk, interpretations of nature, environmental realism, ecological modernization and globalization. Environmentalism and green politics are also introduced. Unlike many other texts in the field, the book takes a long-term view, locating environmental dilemmas within the context of social development and globalization. The Environment: A Sociological Introduction is unique in presenting environmental issues at an introductory level that assumes no specialist knowledge on the part of readers. The book is written in a remarkably clear and accessible style, and uses a rich range of empirical examples from across the globe to illustrate key debates. A carefully assembled glossary and annotated further reading suggestions also help to bring ideas to life. The book will be a valuable resource for students in a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography and the environmental sciences, but also for anyone who wants to get to grips with contemporary environmental debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745634333
(244mm x 170mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip W. Sutton
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Sociology, Paperback (March 2017)
Now in its eighth edition, this continues to be the indispensable guide to understanding the world we make and the lives we lead. Revised and updated throughout, it remains unrivalled in its vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology.
Militant Islam, Paperback (October 2008)
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Environment, Hardback (February 2007)» View all books by Philip W. Sutton
This book shows how sociologists have responded to the challenge of environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss and marine pollution. It also covers sociological ideas such as risk, interpretations of nature, environmental realism, and globalization. It assumes no specialist knowledge on the part of readers.
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Author Biography - Philip W. Sutton
P.Sutton, Lecturer in Sociology, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
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