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Environmental Sociology

4th Edition, John Hannigan, 1032045582, 1032045590, 978-1032045580, 9781032045580, 978-1032045597, 9781032045597, B0B79D1659

English | 2023 | PDF | 15 MB | 241 Pages

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John  Hannigan’s definitive textbook offers a distinctive, balanced coverage  of environmental issues, policies and action. This revised fourth  edition has been expanded and fully updated to explore contemporary  developments and issues within global environmental sociology.

Environmental Sociology reconciles  Hannigan’s widely cited model of the social construction of  environmental problems and controversies, which states that incipient  environmental issues must be identified, researched, promoted and  persuasively argued in the form of "claims", with an environmental  justice perspective that stresses inequality and threats to local  communities. For example, this new edition explores the interconnections  between indigenous communities and environmental activists via a study  of the difficult relationship between Aboriginal people and  environmentalists in Australia. The updated fourth edition also  discusses new direct action protest groups, such as Extinction  Rebellion, who have reframed the discourse around the "climate  emergency" using apocalyptic language and imagery. Environmental Sociology also signposts exciting new directions for future research. The fourth  edition re-interrogates the classical roots of environmental theory with  a focus of the work of Alexander von Humboldt. Hannigan also asserts  the need for environmental sociologists to turn their attention to "The  Forgotten Ocean", arguing that the discipline should incorporate  cutting-edge concepts such as marine justice, striated space and  volumetrics.

Environmental Sociology is  a key text for students and researchers in environmental studies,  political ecology, social geography and environmental sociology.