Nature, Environment and Society
By (author) Philip W. Sutton
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Nature, Environment and Society by Philip W. Sutton
Book DescriptionHow have sociologists responded to the emergence of environmentalism? What has society to offer the study of environmental problems? This uniquely comprehensive guide traces the origins and development of environmental movements and environmental issues, providing a critical review of the most significant debates in the new field of environmental sociology. It covers environmental ideas, environmental movements, social constructionism, critical realism, 'ecocentric' theory, environmental identities, risk society theory, sustainable development, Green consumerism, ecological modernization and debates around modernity and post modernity. Philip Sutton adopts a long term view, which focuses on the relationship between ideas of nature and environment, ecological identities and social change, providing a framework for future research. Bringing environmental isssues into contact with sociological theories, Nature, Environment and Society provides an up to date introduction to this important new field. It will be essential reading for all students of sociology, environmental studies and anyone interested in understanding environmental problems. MARKET 1: Courses on 'environment and societ
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333995686
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip W. Sutton
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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
PHILIP SUTTON is Lecturer in Sociology at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
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