Environment And Society A Critical Introduction

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1118451562
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Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects.

  • Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions
  • Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees
  • Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding
  • Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material

Environment And Society A Critical Introduction

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1405187603
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Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction is an overview of the diverse conceptual tools and traditions for thinking about, explaining and addressing the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world.
  • Provides an introduction to the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world through foundational theoretical ideas illustrated with concrete, everyday examples
  • Utilizes compelling, conversational language to expound on theory, history, and scientific topics, making the text accessible to a diverse readership
  • Draws upon contemporary theoretical understandings in nature/society theory while demonstrating through practice and deployment
  • Includes discussion of key historical events, topical issues, and policies, as well as scientific concepts

Sociology And The Environment A Critical Introduction To Society Nature And Knowledge

Author: Alan Irwin
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745613608
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Can sociology help us to tackle environmental problems? What can sociology tell us about the nature of the environment and about the origins and consequences of environmental risks, hazards and change? In this important new book Alan Irwin maps out this emerging field of knowledge, teaching and research. He reviews the key sociological debates in the field and sets out a new framework for analysis and practice.


Among the themes examined are constructivism and realism, sustainable development and theories of the risk society. Readers are also introduced to communities at risk, institutional regulation and the environmental consequences of technology. Particular topics for discussion include genetically modified organisms, nuclear power, pesticide safety and the local hazards of the chemical industry. Rather than maintaining a fixed boundary between nature and society, Irwin highlights the hybrid character of environmental issues and emphasizes the role of social and cultural factors within environmental policy.


Combining theoretical discussion and case-studies with a sensitivity to the concerns of environmental policy and practice, Sociology and the Environment provides an excellent introduction to an expanding and immensely important field. It will be a valuable text for students and scholars in sociology, geography, environmental studies and related disciplines.

Environment And Society

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118451554
Size: 25.63 MB
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Offering insightful and accessible coverage of the key issues in this important field, this book will change the way students think about the relationship between the environment and society today.

Political Ecology

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470657324
Size: 44.21 MB
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Written in clear and straightforward language and fully updated in the light of recent events, this new edition of Political Ecology presents the core concepts, central thinkers, and key works of a fast-growing and highly eclectic field.

Sociology And The Environment

Author: Alan Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745667333
Size: 49.95 MB
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In this important new book Alan Irwin maps out this emerging field of knowledge, teaching and research. He reviews the key sociological debates in the field and sets out a new framework for analysis and practice.

Environment And Society A Critical Introduction

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490258167
Size: 35.62 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Environment and Society, A Critical Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more.

Environment And Society

Author: Christopher Schlottmann
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479801933
Size: 64.39 MB
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Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships ...

Social Geography

Author: Vincent Del Casino, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405154993
Size: 31.27 MB
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Expanding on the debates that inform current social geographic research and theory and interrogating the historical development of social geography, this introductory text provides an analytic framework for theorizing difference in its ...

The Cultural Study Of Music

Author: Martin Clayton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136754326
Size: 33.66 MB
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ethical Consumption

Author: Tania Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135282390
Size: 15.23 MB
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This collection is a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between consumer culture and contemporary social life.

Game Theory

Author: Shaun Hargreaves Heap
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415250948
Size: 67.94 MB
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Requiring no more than basic arithmetic, this book provides a careful and accessible introduction to the basic pillars of Game Theory, tracing its intellectual origins and philosophical premises.

Social Media

Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987490
Size: 46.10 MB
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This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements.