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Environmental Sociology (Environment & Society) [Paperback]

John Hannigan

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30 Mar 2006 0415355133 978-0415355131 2

This new edition of John Hannigan's well-known and respected text has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent conceptual and empirical advances in environmental sociology. The book offers a distinctive and even-handed treatment of environmental issues and debates, integrating European theoretical contributions such as risk society and ecological modernization with North American empirical insights and findings. Key updates include:

  • an extended discussion of how classic sociological theory relates to contemporary environmental sociology
  • a critical overview of contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives, namely co-constructionist theories of ‘socionature’
  • a focus on cultural sociologies of the environment, notably discourse analysis and social framing
  • updated coverage of the environmental justice movement and grassroots mobilizations
  • a review of the linkages between environmental sociology and the sociology of disasters
  • a brand new case history chapter on the escalating global conflict over freshwater resources.

Making a strong case for centrally incorporating power relations into a realist/constructionist model of environmental knowledge, politics and policy-making, this book includes a comparative analysis of the USA, Britain and Canada, and will prove a valuable student resource.


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John Hannigan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and author of two major books Environmental Sociology: A Social Constructionist Perspective (1995) and Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern City (1998), both published by Routledge.


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