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Sociology of Environment

Silent Spring, Deep Ecology, Greenhouse-effect

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 is environmental problem? What has sociology of environment to offer the study of environmental problems? 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. 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. 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.

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.

Cornell University provides an overview of environmental sociology and hyperlinks to resources on the Web. The main purpose of this page is to be a resource where viewers can find more information about this growing subdiscipline and connect to interesting sites.

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
Department of Sociology and Social Work.
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

Soule', Michael E. and Gary Lease (eds.). 1995. Reinventing Nature? Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction. 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.

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 by Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis

An Invitation to Environmental Sociology by Michael Mayerfeld Bell.

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

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

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

Environment and Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues, Third Edition. Book by Charles L. Harper

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, And Future - 6th edition Book by Andrew Goudie

Mexican Americans And The Environment: Tierra Y Vida (The Mexican American Experience) Book by Devon Gerardo Pena

Sociological Theory and the Environment
Book by 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) Book by Piet Strydom

Environment and Social Theory (Routledge Introductions to Environment)
Book by John Barry

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

Sociology of Environment by Pawar, Patil

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

Women Pioneers for the Environment Book by Mary Joy Breton.