Environment and Society Book

Environment and Society


  • Author : Paul Robbins
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118451564

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Environment and Society Excerpt :

Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material

Environment and Society Book

Environment and Society


  • Author : Erika Cudworth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-08-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134606443

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Environment and Society Excerpt :

At the start of the twenty-first century, it can be argued that human societies have a greater impact on the environment than ever before. We have always been dependent upon, and interacted with, the 'natural' environment. However, the dramatic social changes of the past three centuries, have altered the form of our relationship with non-human nature to the extent that some would see people/planet relations as in a situation of crisis. Environment and Society provides a comprehensive and critical account of the ways in which we can think about the relationship between human societies and the environments with which they interact. It argues that human societies are ecologically embedded, and that environments are often socially embedded and constituted. It makes the different theoretical positions and empirical studies accessible to students, and includes chapter outlines and summaries, annotated further reading, boxed case-studies and discussion points.

Environment and Society Book

Environment and Society


  • Author : Stewart Barr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317142386

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Environment and Society Excerpt :

Environment and Society explores ways to promote the behavioural shifts necessary for creating a 'sustainable society'. Through a critical approach to the links between sustainability, policy and citizen engagement, the book argues that sustainability policy needs to move towards a positive perspective, utilizing the well-known techniques of segmentation and social marketing. Such 'mainstreaming' of sustainable lifestyles is likely to be the only effective means of engaging the majority of citizens in the environmental debate, given the major influence of the consumer society on individual aspirations and beliefs. Comprised of three substantive elements, Environment and Society explores the context for behaviour change policy, the approaches adopted by politicians and academic researchers, and the application of such approaches using empirical data from two major research projects. The book is richly illustrated using both theoretical and empirical data and provides an excellent companion to all researchers interested in sustainable lifestyles.

Environment and Society Book

Environment and Society


  • Author : Charles Harper
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-03-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315463247

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The sixth edition of Environment and Society continues to connect issues about human societies, ecological systems, and the environment with data and perspectives from different fields. While the text looks at environmental issues from a primarily sociological viewpoint, it is designed for courses in Environmental Sociology and Environmental Issues in departments of Sociology, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, and Human Geography. Clearly defined terms and theories help familiarize students from various backgrounds with the topics at hand. Each of the chapters is significantly updated with new data, concepts, and ideas. Chapter Three: Climate Change, Science and Diplomacy, is the most extensively revised with current natural science data and sociological insights. It also details the factors at play in the establishment of the Paris Agreement and its potential to affect global climate change. This edition elevates questions of environmental and climate justice in addressing the human-environment relations and concerns throughout the book. Finally, each chapter contains embedded website links for further discussion or commentary on a topic, concludes with review and reflection questions, and suggests further readings and internet sources.

Environment and Society Book

Environment and Society


  • Author : Christopher Schlottmann
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479805327

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Environment and Society connects the core themes of environmental studies to the urgent issues and debates of the twenty-first century. In an era marked by climate change, rapid urbanization, and resource scarcity, environmental studies has emerged as a crucial arena of study. Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships between human population, economic growth and stresses on the planet’s natural resources; debates about the relative effects of collective and individual action; and unequal distribution of the social costs of environmental degradation. Organized around key themes, with each section featuring questions for debate and suggestions for further reading, the book introduces students to the history of environmental studies, and demonstrates how the field’s interdisciplinary approach uniquely engages the essential issues of the present.

Environment and Society Book

Environment and Society


  • Author : Manuel Arias-Maldonado
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319159522

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This short book sets out to explore the concept of nature in the context of a changing reality, in which the extent of our transformation of the environment has become evident: What is nature and to what extent has humanity transformed it? How do nature and society relate to one another? What does the idea of a sustainable society entail and how can nature be understood as a political subject? What is the Anthropocene and how does it affect nature as both an idea and a material entity? Has nature perhaps “ended?” In addressing these questions, the author delivers a concise but meaningful study of contemporary understandings of nature, one that goes beyond the limits posed by a single discipline. Adopting a truly comprehensive perspective, the work incorporates classical disciplines such as philosophy, evolutionary theory and the history of ideas; new and mixed approaches ranging from environmental sociology to neurobiology and ecological economics and the emerging area of the environmental humanities and represents a growing branch of political thought that views nature as a new political subject.

Environment  Politics and Society Book

Environment Politics and Society


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787439320

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Environment Politics and Society Excerpt :

Human activities and decision-making have enormous impacts on the environment. This volume engages in critical conversations on these issues and how their inter-connectedness and outcomes shape the natural environment and human activity.

Energy  Society and Environment Book

Energy Society and Environment


  • Author : David Elliott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134407026

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Energy Society and Environment Excerpt :

Uses global case studies to examine technological solutions to energy-related environmental problems and suggests that social, economic and political solutions may be needed to avoid serious future environmental damage.

Nature  Environment and Society Book

Nature Environment and Society


  • Author : Philip Sutton
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230212442

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Nature Environment and Society Excerpt :

How have sociologists responded to the emergence of environmentalism? What has sociology 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.

Climate and Society Book

Climate and Society


  • Author : Robin Leichenko
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-06-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745684420

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Climate and Society Excerpt :

This bold and important new book presents current and emerging thinking on the social dimensions of climate change. Using clear language and powerful examples, it introduces key concepts and frameworks for understanding the multifaceted connections between climate and society. Robin Leichenko and Karen O’Brien frame climate change as a social issue that calls for integrative approaches to research, policy, and action. They explore dominant and relevant discourses on the social drivers and impacts of climate change, highlighting the important roles that worldviews and beliefs play in shaping responses to climate challenges. Situating climate change within the context of a rapidly changing world, the book demonstrates how dynamic political, economic, and environmental contexts amplify risks yet also present opportunities for transformative responses. Aimed at undergraduate students and others concerned with a critical challenge of our time, this informative and engaging book empowers readers with a range of possibilities for equitable and sustainable transformations in a changing climate.

Feminist Perspectives on Environment and Society Book

Feminist Perspectives on Environment and Society


  • Author : Beate Littig
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317878636

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Feminist Perspectives on Environment and Society Excerpt :

For courses in Environmental studies, Environmental Sociology, Environmental geography and Development studies; Women's studies and Women's issues options on a wide variety of degree courses. Combining theory with practice, this concise, accessible text provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts, theories and results of environmental sociology from a feminist perspective. Within an international context it portrays in full the different feminist perspectives on environment and society, which are marginalized in mainstream research, and shows how the feminist critique on environmental sociology contributes to a more general feminist critique of society. Part of the Feminist Perspectives Series providing stimulating introductions to key feminist topics and debates written by well-known, experienced teachers in each field.

Science  Society and the Environment Book

Science Society and the Environment


  • Author : Michael R. Dove
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134740413

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In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key junctures between science, society, and environment. The first focuses on the systemic bias in science in favour of studying esoteric subjects as distinct from the mundane subjects of everyday life; the second is a study of the fire-climax grasslands of Southeast Asia, especially those dominated by Imperata cylindrica (sword grass); the third reworks the idea of ‘moral economy’, applying it to relations between environment and society; and the fourth focuses on the evolution of the global discourse of the culpability and responsibility of climate change. The volume concludes with the insights of an interdisciplinary perspective for the natural and social science of sustainability. It argues that failures of conservation and development must be viewed systemically, and that mundane topics are no less complex than the more esoteric subjects of science. The book addresses a current blind spot within the academic research community to focusing attention on the seemingly common and mundane beliefs and practices that ultimately play the central role in the human interaction with the environment. This book will benefit students and scholars from a number of different academic disciplines, including conservation and environment studies, development studies, studies of global environmental change, anthropology, geography, sociology, politics, and science and technology studies.

Indigenous Resurgence Book

Indigenous Resurgence


  • Author : Jaskiran Dhillon
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2022-03-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800732469

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From the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s resistance against the Dakota Access pipeline to the Nepalese Newar community’s protest of the Fast Track Road Project, Indigenous peoples around the world are standing up and speaking out against global capitalism to protect the land, water, and air. By reminding us of the fundamental importance of placing Indigenous politics, histories, and ontologies at the center of our social movements, Indigenous Resurgence positions environmental justice within historical, social, political, and economic contexts, exploring the troubling relationship between colonial and environmental violence and reframing climate change and environmental degradation through an anticolonial lens.

Environmental Literacy in Science and Society Book

Environmental Literacy in Science and Society


  • Author : Roland W. Scholz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 657
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521183338

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Environmental Literacy in Science and Society Excerpt :

A comprehensive review and analysis of environmental literacy within the context of environmental science and sustainable development. Approaching the topic from multiple perspectives, the book explores the development of human understanding of the environment and human-environment interactions in the fields of biology, psychology, sociology, economics and industrial ecology.

Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia Book

Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia


  • Author : Paul G. Harris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317685715

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Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia Excerpt :

Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such as air and water pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, deforestation, depletion of natural resources and extinction of native species. This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural, social and policy contexts of environmental change across East Asia. The team of international experts critically examine a wide range of environmental problems related to energy, climate change, air, land, water, fisheries, forests and wildlife. The editors conclude that, with nearly half of the human population of the planet, and several rapidly growing economies, most notably China, Asian societies will determine much of the future of human impacts on the regional and global environments. As climate change-related threats to society increase, the book strongly argues for increased environmental consciousness and action in Asian societies. This handbook is a very valuable companion for students, scholars, policy makers and researchers working on environmental issues in Asia.