Sociological Theory and the Environment

Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights

by Riley E. Dunlap, Frederick H. Buttel, Peter Dickens, August Gijswijt, Ted Benton, Frederick Buttel, Madison, ,, Catton, William R., Jr., Uk, Riley Dunlap, Peter Grimes, John Hannigan, Rosemary McKechnie, Raymond Murphy, Elim Papadakis, Timmons Roberts, Ornulf Seippel, Elizabeth Shove, Alan Warde, Peter Wehling, Ian Welsh, Steve Yearley

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  • 9781461642503
Sociological Theory and the Environment is a comprehensive survey and assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their "natural" biophysical environment. This book touches on and addresses virtually all of the major perspectives, focal points, and debates in environmental sociology today—classical and twentieth century social theories, macro-micro linkage issues, globalization and development, reflexive modernization, ecological modernization vs. "limits" viewpoints, modernity and post modernity, risk society, constructionalism-realism, environmental movements/identities, consumption and environment, cultural sociologies of the environment, and so on. At the same time, the book aims to go beyond an inventory of environmental sociological theory. Sociological Theory and the Environment stresses how new ground can be broken in the articulation of environmental sociology with major classical and contemporary sociological theories.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; December 2001
  • ISBN: 9781461642503
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  • Title: Sociological Theory and the Environment
  • Author: Riley E. Dunlap (ed.); Frederick H. Buttel (ed.); Peter Dickens (ed.); August Gijswijt (ed.); Ted Benton (contrib.); Frederick Buttel (contrib.); Madison, , (contrib.); Catton, William R., Jr. (contrib.); Uk (contrib.); Riley Dunlap (contrib.); Peter Grimes (contrib.); John Hannigan (contrib.); Rosemary McKechnie (contrib.); Raymond Murphy (contrib.); Elim Papadakis (contrib.); Timmons Roberts (contrib.); Ornulf Seippel (contrib.); Elizabeth Shove (contrib.); Alan Warde (contrib.); Peter Wehling (contrib.); Ian Welsh (contrib.); Steve Yearley (contrib.)
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  • 9781461642503

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Anyone with an interest in sociology and how this discipline has met the challenge of addressing the human/environment interaction will find this book rewarding. It provides a rich but critical overview of the contributions of classical sociologists such as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber; the more recent Niklas Luhman, Theodor Adorno, and Jurgen Habermas; and contemporary writing on modernity and culture by Anthony Giddens and Ulrich Beck.


About The Author

Riley E. Dunlap is Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sociology at Washington State University and past president of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Environment and Society.
Frederick H. Buttel is professor of rural sociology and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently president of the Environment and Society Research Committee of the International Sociological Association.
Peter Dickens is senior research fellow, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK. He is also fellow and director of studies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. August Gijswijt retired as an environmental sociologist from the University of Amsterdam in 1998. In 1990 he and Gyorgy Szell founded the Research Committee on Environment and Science.