Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology

Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology

by Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis

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Overview

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. Building the 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 volume that presents the core ideas of environmental sociology in concise, accessible chapters.

An Instructor's Manual, available to all adopters, contains Discussion Questions, Suggested Media, and Additional Readings for each lesson.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190088514
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/24/2020
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 679,493
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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 Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Gould and Lewis are coauthors of Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology, Second Edition (OUP, 2017) and Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology, Second Edition (OUP, 2016).

Table of Contents

Annotated Table of Contents ix

Acknowledgments xxi

About the Contributors xxii

An Introduction to Environmental Sociology Kenneth A. Gould Tammy L. Lewis 1

Part 1 Theory

1 The Social Construction of Nature: Of Computers, Butterflies, Dogs, and Trucks Stella M. Capek 13

2 Theories in Environmental Sociology Justin Sean Myers 28

Part 2 Systemic Causes of Environmental Disruption

3 The State and Policy: Imperialism, Exclusion, and Ecological Violence as State Policy David Naguib Pellow 59

4 Labor Productivity and the Environment Allan Schnaiberg Kenneth A. Gould 76

5 Corporate Power: The Role of the Global Media in Shaping What We Know about the Environment Elizabeth H. Campbell 86

6 The Science of Nature and the Nature of Science Richard York 109

7 Technological Change and the Environment Kenneth A. Gould 120

8 Population, Demography, and the Environment Diane C. Bates 133

9 Energy, Society, and the Environment Shannon Elizabeth Bell 157

Part 3 Some Social Consequences of Environmental Disruption

10 Environmental Inequality and Environmental Justice Michael Mascarenhas 181

11 Sociology of Environmental Health Norah MacKendrick 197

12 Producing and Consuming Food: Justice and Sustainability in a Globalized World? Jason Konefal Maki Hatanaka 213

13 From Farms to Factories: The Social and Environmental Consequences of Industrial Swine Production in North Carolina Adam Driscoll Bob Edwards 232

14 Understanding Disaster Vulnerability: Floods and Hurricanes Nicole Youngman 254

15 Climate Change Laura McKinney 271

Part 4 Some Social Responses to Environmental Disruption

16 Normalizing the Unthinkable: Climate Denial and Everyday Life Kari Marie Norgaard 295

17 Labor and the Environment Brian K. Obach 310

18 Environmental Social Movements Jill Lindsey Harrison 329

19 Environmental Movements in the Global South Tammy L. Lewis 348

20 The Paradoxes of Sustainable Development: Focus on Ecotourism Kenneth A. Gould Tammy L. Lewis 365

Conclusion: Unanswered Questions and the Future of Environmental Sociology Kenneth A. Gould Tammy L. Lewis 389

Index/Glossary 397

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