187 pages, illus
Shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. Provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which sociologists have responded to the challenge of environmental issues as diverse as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss and marine pollution.
Phillip Sutton has crafted a systematic and thorough introduction to the social science of the environment: its definition, transformation, politicization and defence. He expansively charts the emergence of the field and points to how global changes and politics will affect its future. This book will become a key resource for new students of environmental sociology and a point of engagement for future discussion. Hank Johnston, San Diego State University "Philip Sutton combines an excellent introduction to the sociology of the environment with an innovative approach to the field. A stimulating and wide-ranging text." Tim Newton, Exeter University "Written for undergraduate students, Philip Sutton's The Environment demands no prior knowledge of sociology. Remaining faithful to its subject matter, the book ranges freely across human and environmental sciences. Sutton rejects the "retreat into the present" that characterizes much contemporary sociology and frames environmental problems in relation to very long-term processes of human social development. This "sociological introduction" is challenging in all the right ways." Stephen Quilley, Keele University
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