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Sociological Theory and the Environment: Classical Foundations, Contemporary Insights

Edited By: Riley E Dunlap, Frederick H Buttel, Peter Dickens and August Gijswijt

357 pages, Tabs

Rowman & Littlefield

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #128394 | ISBN: 0742501868
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This comprehensive survey and assessment of sociological theories of the relations between societies and their natural biophysical environment touches on and addresses virtually all of the major perspectives, focal points, and debates in environmental sociology today. At the same time, the book aims to go beyond an inventory of environmental sociological theory by stressing how new ground can be broken in the articulation of environmental sociology with major classical and contemporary sociological theories. Visit our website for sample chapters!

A unique book giving clear evidence of the relevance of all major traditional and contemporary social theories for understanding how modern society deals with the contemporary environmental crisis. Remarkably comprehensive and accessible, the book is essential reading for scholars and students in sociology and environmental studies.--Arthur P. J. Mol

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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. August Gijswijt retired as an environmental sociologist from the University of Amsterdam in 1998.

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