Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology

Paperback | May 15, 2014

byKenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis

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Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology introduces undergraduates to the topic in an innovative way. Instead of compiling articles from professional journals, this reader presents twenty classroom-tested "lessons" from dedicated, experienced teachers and researchers in the field. Buildingthe collection on the model of a successful undergraduate classroom experience, the coeditors asked the contributors to choose a topic, match it with their favorite lecture, and construct a lesson to reflect the way that they teach it in the classroom. The result is an engaging and versatile volumethat presents the core ideas of environmental sociology in concise, accessible chapters.

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Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology introduces undergraduates to the topic in an innovative way. Instead of compiling articles from professional journals, this reader presents twenty classroom-tested "lessons" from dedicated, experienced teachers and researchers in the field. Buildingthe collection on the model of a successful un...

Kenneth A. Gould is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and Professor of Sociology and Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center. Tammy L. Lewis is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and Professor of Sociology and Earth and Enviro...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:May 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis: An Introduction to Environmental SociologyPart 1: TheoryStella M. Capek: Lesson 1: The Social Construction of Nature: Of Computers, Butterflies, Dogs, and TrucksLuiz C. Barbosa: Lesson 2: Theories in Environmental SociologyPart 2: Systemic Causes of Environmental DestructionDavid Naguib Pellow: Lesson 3: The State and Policy: Imperialism, Exclusion, and Ecological Violence as State PolicyAllan Schnaiberg: Lesson 4: Labor Productivity and the EnvironmentElizabeth H. Campbell: Lesson 5: Corporate Power: The Role of the Global Media in Shaping What We Know About the EnvironmentRichard York: Lesson 6: The Science of Nature and the Nature of ScienceKenneth A. Gould: Lesson 7: Technological Change and the EnvironmentDiane C. Bates: Lesson 8: Population, Demography, and the EnvironmentShannon Bell: Lesson 9: Energy, Society, and the EnvironmentPart 3: Some Social Consequences of Environmental DisruptionMichael Mascarehas: Lesson 10: Environmental Inequality and Environmental JusticeSabrina McCormick: Lesson 11: The Sociology of Environmental HealthJason Konefal and Maki Hatanaka: Lesson 12: Producing and Consuming Food: Justice and Sustainability in a Globalized World?Adam Driscoll and Bob Edwards: Lesson 13: From Farms to Factories: The Environmental Consequences of Swine Industrialization in North CarolinaNicole Youngman: Lesson 14: Understanding Disaster Vulnerability: Floods and HurricanesKari Norgaard: Lesson 15: Normalizing the Unthinkable: Climate Denial and Everyday LifePart 4: Some Social Responses to Environmental DisruptionRobert J. Brulle: Lesson 16: U.S. Environmental MovementsBrian K. Obach: Lesson 17: Labor and the EnvironmentTammy L. Lewis: Lesson 18: Environmental Movements in the Global SouthBahram Tavakolian: Lesson 19: Indigenous Cultures: Environmental Knowledge, Practice, and RightsKenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis: Lesson 20: The Paradoxes of Sustainable Development: Focus on EcotourismKenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis: Conclusion: Unanswered Questions and the Future of Environmental Sociology