Environmental Sociology

A Scoial Constructionist Perspective

  • Engels
  • 9780415355124
  • september 2006
  • 208 pagina's
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This new edition of John Hannigan's well-known and respected text has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent conceptual and empirical advances in environmental sociology. The book offers a distinctive and even-handed treatment of environmental issues and debates, integrating European theoretical contributions such as risk society and ecological modernization with North American empirical insights and findings. Key updates include:

  • an extended discussion of how classic sociological theory relates to contemporary environmental sociology
  • a critical overview of contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives, namely co-constructionist theories of ‘socionature’
  • a focus on cultural sociologies of the environment, notably discourse analysis and social framing
  • updated coverage of the environmental justice movement and grassroots mobilizations
  • a review of the linkages between environmental sociology and the sociology of disasters
  • a brand new case history chapter on the escalating global conflict over freshwater resources.

Making a strong case for centrally incorporating power relations into a realist/constructionist model of environmental knowledge, politics and policy-making, this book includes a comparative analysis of the USA, Britain and Canada, and will prove a valuable student resource.


John Hannigan's Environmental Sociology is a classic in environmental literature. It provides invaluable lens into the social and cultural roots of the environmental issues of our day, challenging our worldviews about who we are as humans, how we relate to each other and how we understand the world of which we are a part. Hannigan's text captures the global urgency of the human impact on the environment and teaches us how environmental issues hold import for the way we structure our society. Environmental Sociology deserves a prominent place in any library that covers the environmental issues we care about. - Andrew J. Hoffman, Ross School of Business/School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan The challenges of the century will come from the interaction of humankind with its environment. Hence the crucial importance of sociological reflections about the impact of society on the environment and the influence of the environment on human conduct. Hannigan's new edition of Environmental Sociology provides a distinctive, balanced and forward looking discussion of major environmental issues from a social science perspective. Nico Stehr, Karl Mannheim Professor, Zeppelin University, Germany Professor Hannigan again provides a fresh view of the social constructivist perspective as it challenges and extends understanding of society's interactions with nature and environmental problems. This new edition of Environmental Sociology reaches skillfully into uncharted territory in ways that will instruct and inspire students new to the field. Scott Frickel, Associate Professor of Sociology, Brown University



september 2006
23,4 x 15,6 x 2 cm
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208 pagina's


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Environmental Sociology: A Scoial Constructionist Perspective



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