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Sociology of Environment

What is sociology of environment? What is environmentalism? How have sociologists responded to the emergence of environmentalism? What is Environmental Movement? What are environmental issues? What has sociology of environment to offer the study of environmental problems? Sociology of environment is about exploring the cultural roots of environmental belief systems and the structural arrangements that maintain such belief systems in society. Exploring environment and social change and urging environmental groups to do something about environmental ethics. Sociology of Environment  includes environmental movements, assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their natural biophysical environment, and virtually all of the major perspectives, focal points, and debates in environmental sociology today. Cornell University provides an overview of sociology of environment. 'Silent Spring' was published in 1962, and written by Rachel Carson. The publication of the book 'Silent Spring' drew attention to the impact of chemicals on the natural environment. Earth's greenhouse-effect has evolved over geologic time scales and continues to evolve. Environment activists have been highlighting the negative impact of Greenhouse Effect on the environment.

Environmental Citizenship is an idea that each of us is an integral part of a larger ecosystem and that our future depends on each one of us embracing the challenge and acting responsibly and positively toward our environment. The relationship between ideas of nature and environment, ecological identities and social change. Deep Ecology is a set of ideas within the environmental movement which stress the belief that modern societies have become anthropocentric. Sociology of Environment 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.

Sociology of Environment Syllabus

Sociology of Environment, Energy, and a Sustainable Society - Syllabus - SOC 4090-001 Topics in Sociology: Visiting Professor Koichi Hasegawa - Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.

Environment and Social Change
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A belief in mastery over nature rather than harmony is one of the most fundamental taken-for-granted aspects of American culture. Environment and Social Change explores the cultural roots of this belief system and the structural arrangements that maintain a master-over-nature worldview. Environment and Social Change is designed so as to provide students with hands-on research experience in sociology of environment.

Sociology of Environment Books

Reinventing Nature? Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction. Soule', Michael E. and Gary Lease (eds.). Washington, D.C: Island Press. - Nine contributed chapters that critique the wave of postmodern relativist positions questioning key concepts of nature and wilderness in environmental sociology and philosophy by Paul Shepard, Albert Borgmann, Donald Worster, editor and others.

Environmental Sociology: From Analysis To Action. Leslie King, Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille. The book Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action illustrates how sociological perspectives can help us better understand the causes and consequences of environmental problems and provides examples of efforts to ameliorate these problems. The fourth edition of this environmental sociology reader includes 22 edited excerpts (10 of them new to this edition) that address, among other things, environmental inequalities, knowledge creation, media, and perspectives on disaster. The selected pieces use a variety of sociological perspectives, including environmental justice, power structure research, ecological modernization, ecological footprint, and more, to examine a wide range of environment-related topics.

Bowers, C. A. (1997). The culture of denial : why the environmental movement needs a strategy for reforming universities and public schools.

Bryner, Gary C. (2001) Gaia's wager : environmental movements and the challenge of sustainability.

Jamison, Andrew. (2001) The making of green knowledge : environmental politics and cultural transformation.

Short, John Rennie. (1991). Imagined Country: Society, Culture and Environment.

John A. Hannigan. 1995. Environmental Sociology: A Social Constructionist Perspective. London and New York: Routledge.

Charles L. Harper. 1996. Environmental Sociology: A Human Perspective. Upper Saddle River: NJ: Prentice Hall.

Craig Humphrey and Frederick Buttel. 1982. Environment, Energy and Society. Malabor, FL: Robert E. Krieger Publishers.

Riley E. Dunlap and Angela Mertig. 1992. American Environmentalism. Bristol, PA: Taylor and Francis.

Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action - KINDLE EDITION - EBOOK.

Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology. Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis.

An Invitation to Environmental Sociology. Michael Mayerfeld Bell.

Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change: Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law. Gerd Winter.

Environmental Sociology: From Analysis To Action Leslie King, Deborah Mccarthy (Editors).

Nature, Environment and Society (Sociology for a Changing World). Philip W. Sutton.

Environment and Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues. Charles L. Harper.

Sociology and the Environment: A Critical Introduction to Society, Nature, and Knowledge, by Alan Irwin

Environmental Sociology: A Social Constructionist Perspective (Environment and Society) John A. Hannigan, Routledge, Environment/Planning.

The Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment : Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice (Global Environmental Change). Simon Guy, Elizabeth Shove.

Environment and Community Empowerment (Research in Community Sociology , Vol 7). Danesh A. Chekki (Editor).

Environment and Global Modernity (SAGE Series in International Sociology). Gert Spaargaren, Arthur P J Mol, Frederick H Buttel.

The Ecology of Place: Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community. Timothy Beatley, Kristy Manning.

Sociological Theory and the Environment. Riley E. Dunlap (Editor), Frederick H. Buttel, Peter Dickens, August Gijswijt.

Risk, Environment and Society: Ongoing Debates, Current Issues and Future Prospects (Issues in Society). Piet Strydom.

Rural Sociology and the Environment. Donald R. Field, William R. Burch.

Sociology of Environment. Pawar, Patil.

The Sociology of the Environment (International Library of Critical Writings in Sociology, 3 Volume Set). Graham Woodgate, Michael Redclift (Editor).

Women Pioneers for the Environment. Mary Joy Breton.