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An Invitation to Environmental Sociology

An Invitation to Environmental Sociology 6th Edition

By: Michael Mayerfeld Bell Loka L. Ashwood Isaac Sohn Leslie Laura Hanson Schlachter
ISBN-10: 1506366015
/ ISBN-13: 9781506366005
Edition: 6th Edition
Language: English
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Chapter 1 Environmental Problems and Society

    • Joining the Dialogue
    • The Ecology of Dialogue
    • The Dialogue of Environmental Justice
    • Environmental Justice Across Time
    • Global Climate Change
    • Energy
    • Fossil Fuels
    • Non-Fossil Energy Sources
    • Using Less
    • Threats to Land and Water
    • The Ozone “Hole”
    • The Two Kinds of Smog
    • Environmental Justice Across Social Space
    • Who Gets the Bads?
    • Who Gets the Goods?
    • Income Inequality
    • Wealth Inequality
    • Consumption Inequality
    • Health Inequality
    • Environmental Justice for Everyone
    • Environmental Justice Across Species
    • Decline and Loss of Species
    • Loss of Landscapes
    • Loss of Intimacy
    • The Social Constitution of Environmental Problems and Solutions

Part I The Material

    • Chapter 2 Health and Justice
    • The Material Basis of the Human Condition
    • Ecological Dialogue
    • One Health
    • Invironments of Food: Feeders and Eaters
    • The Spirit of Water
    • Pesticides and the Health of All
    • One Justice
    • Utilitarianism
    • John Rawls and Justice as Fairness
    • The Original Position of Mutual Aid
    • Living Downstream: The Precautionary Principle
    • Mercury and the People of Grassy Narrows
    • Making Ties
    • Chapter 3 Consumption and Materialism
    • The Hierarchy of Needs
    • The Original Affluent Society
    • Consumption, Modern Style
    • The Leisure Class
    • Positional Goods
    • Goods and Sentiments
    • The Reality of Sentiments
    • Hau: The Spirit of Goods
    • Sentiments and Advertising
    • Environmental Advertising
    • Consumption as Environmental Action
    • Goods and Community
    • The Time Crunch
    • Consumption and the Building of Community
    • The Treadmill of Consumption
    • Chapter 4 Money and Markets
    • The Growth Compulsion
    • The Wage–Price Gap
    • Money and the Stampede for More
    • The Treadmill of Production
    • The “Invisible Elbow”
    • Development and the Politics of the Growth Machine
    • Core and Periphery, Urban and Rural
    • Invisible Communities
    • Overproduction and Underproduction
    • Metabolic Rift
    • The Constructed Market
    • Constructing Freedom
    • The Corporation and Regulation
    • Classic Liberalism and Neoliberalism
    • The Treadmills Within
    • The Dialogue of Treadmills
    • The Social Creation of Economics
    • Rock Steady Farm and the Economics of Optimism
    • Chapter 5 Technology and Science
    • The Monologues of Technology and Science
    • Technology as a Dialogue
    • Technology as a Social Structure: The Problem of Cars
    • The Social Organization of Convenience
    • The Constraints of Convenience
    • Technological Somnambulism
    • Phenomenology
    • Culture
    • Politics
    • Science as Dialogue
    • The Black Box
    • Actor Network Theory
    • Disasters, Fast and Slow
    • A New Species of Trouble
    • Normal Accidents
    • Science and Technology as Political
    • Chapter 6 Population and Development
    • The Malthusian Argument
    • Population as Culture
    • The Inequality Critique of Malthusianism
    • The Development of Underdevelopment
    • Understanding Underdevelopment
    • The Structural Adjustment Trap
    • Food for All
    • The Politics of Famine
    • Limits of the Inequality Perspective
    • The Technologic Critique of Malthusianism
    • A Cornucopian World?
    • The Boserup Effect
    • The Demographic Critique of Malthusianism
    • A New Demographic Transition?
    • Women and Development
    • Family Planning and Birth Control
    • The Environment as a Social Actor

Part II The Ideal

    • Chapter 7 The Ideology of Environmental Domination
    • Christianity and Environmental Domination
    • The Moral Parallels of Protestantism and Capitalism
    • The Moral Parallels of Christianity, Science, and Technology
    • The Greener Side of Christianity
    • Non-Western Philosophies and the Environment
    • Individualism and Environmental Domination
    • Individualism, the Body, and Ecology
    • The Carnivalesque Body
    • The Classical Body
    • Balancing the Ecological Self and the Ecological Community
    • Heteropatriarchy and Environmental Domination
    • The Ecology of Sexism
    • Ecofeminism
    • The Controversy Over Ecofeminism
    • The Ecology of Heterosexism
    • Queer Ecology
    • Queering the Farm
    • The Difference That Ideology Makes
    • Chapter 8 The Ideology of Environmental Concern
    • Ancient Beginnings
    • Greece
    • China and India
    • Rome
    • The Natural Conscience
    • The Moral Basis of Contemporary Environmental Concern
    • The Natural Other and the Natural Me
    • The Extent of Contemporary Environmental Concern
    • The Fluctuation of Environmental Concern
    • Social Status and Environmental Concern
    • The (Conservative) White-Male Effect
    • The Environmentalism of the Poor
    • Two Theories of Contemporary Environmental Concern
    • Paradigm Shift
    • Questioning Paradigm Shift
    • Ecological Modernization
    • Questioning Ecological Modernization
    • The Dialogue of Environmental Concern
    • Postscript
    • Chapter 9 The Human Nature of Nature
    • The Contradictions of Nature
    • Ancient Problems, Ancient Solutions
    • The Contradictions of Contemporary Environmentalism
    • Nature as a Social Construction
    • Naturalizing Capitalism
    • Nature and Scientific Racism: Morton’s Craniometry
    • Nature and Scientific Racism: Huntington’s Environmental Determinism
    • Environment as a Social Construction
    • Constructing the Ozone Hole
    • Constructing Wilderness
    • Tourism and the Social Construction of Landscape
    • The Social Construction of Environmental Exclusion
    • The Social Construction of Environmental Nonproblems
    • The Dialogue of Nature and Ideology
    • The Social Inconvenience of “Nature”
    • Resonance

Part III The Practical

    • Chapter 10 Mobilizing the Just Ecological Society
    • Mobilizing Ecological Conceptions
    • The Cultivation of Knowledge
    • Cultivating Knowledge in the Fields of Iowa
    • Cultivating Dialogic Consciousness
    • Mobilizing Ecological Connections
    • The Tragedy of the Commons
    • Why It Really Isn’t as Bad as All That
    • Togetherness and the Dialogue of Solidarities
    • A Tale of Two Villages
    • How Big Is Your Solidarity?
    • Mobilizing Ecological Contestations
    • Double Politics and the Political Opportunity Structure
    • The Double Politics of Practical Farmers of Iowa
    • The Pros of the Three Cons
    • Chapter 11 Transitioning to the Just Ecological Society
    • Democracy and Bureaucracy
    • Legal Structure
    • The Bottom and the Top
    • Participatory Governance
    • Supplying Water in a Costa Rican Village
    • Local Knowledge
    • Growing Local Knowledge in Honduras
    • Clearing the Air in Three British Cities
    • Governing Participation
    • Grounding Our Knowledge
    • Soul Fire Farm and Just Ecological Transition
    • Finding Our Balance
    • Chapter 12 Living in the Just Ecological Society
    • The A-B Split
    • The Reconstitution of Daily Life
    • Greening Cities
    • Greening Capitalism
    • Green Alternatives to Economic Growth
    • The Local and the Global
    • Opting Out to Opt In
    • Reconstituting Ourselves





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