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What is Environmental Sociology?

Stuart, Diana

What is Sociology?

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1. Auflage Juli 2021
176 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-5095-4438-7
John Wiley & Sons

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Given the escalating and existential nature of our current environmental crises, environmental sociology has never mattered more. We now face global environmental threats, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as local threats, such as pollution and household toxins. The complex interaction of such pervasive problems demands an understanding of the social nature of environmental impacts, the underlying drivers of these impacts, and the range of possible solutions we must examine and pursue. Environmental sociologists continue to make indispensable contributions to this crucial task.

This compact book introduces environmental sociology as a discipline and emphasizes how environmental sociologists do "public sociology," that is, work with broad public application. Using a diversity of theoretical approaches and research methods, environmental sociologists continue to give marginalized people a voice, to identify the systemic drivers of our environmental crises, and to evaluate solutions that can help to create the best future possible. Diana Stuart shines a light on this work and gives readers insight into applying the tools of environmental sociology to minimize impacts and create a more sustainable and just world.

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Given the escalating and existential nature of our current environmental crises, environmental sociology has never mattered more. We now face global environmental threats, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as local threats, such as pollution and household toxins. The complex interaction of such pervasive problems demands an understanding of the social nature of environmental impacts, the underlying drivers of these impacts, and the range of possible solutions we must examine and pursue. Environmental sociologists continue to make indispensable contributions to this crucial task.

This compact book introduces environmental sociology as a discipline and emphasizes how environmental sociologists do "public sociology," that is, work with broad public application. Using a diversity of theoretical approaches and research methods, environmental sociologists continue to give marginalized people a voice, to identify the systemic drivers of our environmental crises, and to evaluate solutions that can help to create the best future possible. Diana Stuart shines a light on this work and gives readers insight into applying the tools of environmental sociology to minimize impacts and create a more sustainable and just world.

Preface
Chapter 1: Environmental Sociology: In Uncharted Waters

Chapter 2: The Social Dimensions of Environmental Impacts

Chapter 3: Examining Drivers of Environmental Impacts
Chapter 4: Identifying Solutions

Chapter 5: Moving Forward

References Cited
Diana Stuart is Associate Professor of Sociology at North Arizona University.