ISBN-10:
1538116782
ISBN-13:
9781538116784
Pub. Date:
02/18/2019
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action / Edition 4

Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action / Edition 4

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Overview

Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action illustrates how sociological perspectives can help us better understand the causes and consequences of environmental problems and provides examples of efforts to ameliorate these problems. The fourth edition of this environmental sociology reader includes 22 edited excerpts (10 of them new to this edition) that address, among other things, environmental inequalities, knowledge creation, media, and perspectives on disaster. The selected pieces use a variety of sociological perspectives, including environmental justice, power structure research, ecological modernization, ecological footprint, and more, to examine a wide range of environment-related topics.

New Readings Include:

Chapter 7. The Du Bois Nexus: Intersectionality, Political Economy, and Environmental Injustice in the Peruvian Guano Trade in the 1800s.
Brett Clark, Daniel Auerbach and Karen Xuan Zhang

Chapter 8. Ruin’s Progeny: Race, Environment, and Appalachia’s Coal Camp Blacks.
Karia L. Brown, Michael W. Murphy and Appollonya M. Porcelli

Chapter 9. Environmental Apartheid: Eco-health and Rural Marginalization in South Africa
Valerie Stull, Michael M. Bell and Mpumelelo Ncwadi

Chapter 12. Legitimating the Environmental Injustices of War: Toxic Exposures and Media Silence in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Eric Bonds

Chapter 15. Left to Chance: Hurricane Katrina and the Story of Two New Orleans Neighborhoods
Stever Kroll-Smith, Vern Baxter and Pam Jenkins

Chapter 17. Environmental Threats and Political Opportunities: Citizen Activism in the North Bohemian Coal Basin
Thomas E. Shriver, Alison E. Adams, and Stefano B. Longo

Chapter 19. Ontologies of Sustainability in Ecovillage Culture: Integrating Ecology, Economics, Community, and Consciousness
Karen Liftin

Chapter 20. Plans for pavement or for people? The Politics of Bike Lanes on the ‘Paseo Boricua’ in Chicago, Illinois
Amy Lubitow, Bryan Zinschlag, and Nathan Rochester

Chapter 21. Campus Alternative Food Projects and Food Service Realities: Alternative Strategies
Peggy F. Barlett

Chapter 22. From the New Ecological Paradigm to Total Liberation: The Emergence of a Social Movement Frame
David N. Pellow and Hollie Nyseth Brehm

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538116784
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2019
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 769,775
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leslie King is Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy at Smith College. Her areas of interest include population studies, environmental sociology and social movements. Her most recent research investigates corporatization of social movement activism.

Debbie McCarthy Auriffeille is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at the College of Charleston. Her areas of research have included environmental justice and sustainable lifestyles. She is currently completing a project on green parenting.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

PART I
Imagining Nature

Chapter 1. Nature’s Looking Glass
Hillary Angelo and Colin Jerolmack

PART II
Political Economy

Chapter 2. Why Ecological Revolution?
John Bellamy Foster

Chapter 3. The Unfair Trade-off: Globalization and the Export of Ecological Hazards
Daniel Faber

Chapter 4. The Tragedy of the Commodity: The Overexploitation of the Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Fisher
Stefano B. Longo and Rebecca Clausen

Chapter 5. Ecological Modernization at Work? Environmental Policy Reform in Sweden at the Turn of the Century
Benjamin Vail

Chapter 6. A Tale of Contrasting Trends: Three Measures of the Ecological Footprint in China, India, Japan, and the United States, 1961–2003
Richard York, Eugene A. Rosa and Thomas Dietz

PART III
Race, Class, Gender and the Environment
*Chapter 7. The Du Bois Nexus: Intersectionality, Political Economy, and Environmental Injustice in the Peruvian Guano Trade in the 1800s.
Brett Clark, Daniel Auerbach and Karen Xuan Zhang

*Chapter 8. Ruin’s Progeny: Race, Environment, and Appalachia’s Coal Camp Blacks.
Karia L. Brown, Michael W. Murphy and Appollonya M. Porcelli

*Chapter 9. Environmental Apartheid: Eco-health and Rural Marginalization in South Africa
Valerie Stull, Michael M. Bell and Mpumelelo Ncwadi

Chapter 10. Turning Public Issues into Private Troubles: Lead Contamination, Domestic Labor, and the Exploitation of Women
Lois Bryson, Kathleen McPhillips, and Kathryn Robinson

PART IV
Media

Chapter 11. Media Framing of Body Burdens: Precautionary Consumption and the Individualization of Risk
Norah MacKendrick

*Chapter 12. Legitimating the Environmental Injustices of War: Toxic Exposures and Media Silence in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Eric Bonds

Part V
Disaster

Chapter 13. The BP Disaster as an Exxon Valdez Rerun
Liesel Ashley Ritchie, Duane A. Gill, J. Steven Picou

Chapter 14. Silent Spill: The Organization of an Industrial Crisis
Thomas D. Beamish

*Chapter 15. Left to Chance: Hurricane Katrina and the Story of Two New Orleans Neighborhoods
Stever Kroll-Smith, Vern Baxter and Pam Jenkins
PART VI
Social Movements

Chapter 16. People Want to Protect Themselves a Little Bit: Emotions, Denial, and Social Movement Nonparticipation
Kari Marie Norgaard

*Chapter 17. Environmental Threats and Political Opportunities: Citizen Activism in the North Bohemian Coal Basin
Thomas E. Shriver, Alison E. Adams, and Stefano B. Longo

Chapter 18. Politics by Other Greens: The Importance of Transnational Environmental Justice Movement Networks
David Naguib Pellow

PART VII
Changes in Progress

*Chapter 19. Ontologies of Sustainability in Ecovillage Culture: Integrating Ecology, Economics, Community, and Consciousness
Karen Liftin

*Chapter 20. Plans for pavement or for people? The Politics of Bike Lanes on the ‘Paseo Boricua’ in Chicago, Illinois
Amy Lubitow, Bryan Zinschlag, and Nathan Rochester

*Chapter 21. Campus Alternative Food Projects and Food Service Realities: Alternative Strategies
Peggy F. Barlett

*Chapter 22. From the New Ecological Paradigm to Total Liberation: The Emergence of a Social Movement Frame
David N. Pellow and Hollie Nyseth Brehm

*Denotes new selections

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