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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
Sociological Theory and the Environment
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  • Sociological Theory and the Environment ISBN: 9780742501867 Paperback Dec 2001 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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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!

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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.
Edited By: Riley E Dunlap, Frederick H Buttel, Peter Dickens and August Gijswijt
357 pages, Tabs
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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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