Description

The highly praised Fourth Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology brings out the sociology of environmental possibility, inviting students to delve into this rapidly changing field. Written in a lively, engaging style, Bell covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology textbooks.

New To This Edition

- A new section in Chapter 1 discusses the challenges to sustainability posed by energy production and use
- Significant revisions to Chapter 5 add a new section on the sociology of food and a new section on the sociology of mobilities and environmental flows
- A new section in Chapter 8 on the social construction of “environmental non-problems” focuses on climate change skepticism
- Discussion of the realist—constructionist debate is updated in light of recent scholarship

Features and Benefits

- Improves the exposition and integration of the unifying concept of ecological dialogue
- Develops the notion of virtual environmentalism as a practical application of environmental sociology to real-world problems
- Offers an integration of environmental social movement theory
- Discusses the latest theoretical trends in environmental sociology, including environmental flows, the Jevons paradox, disproportionality, degrowth, and participatory governance

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More Details about An Invitation to Environmental Sociology, 4th Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Michael Mayerfeld Bell
PublisherSAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Edition4
ISBN9788132110118
Pages400
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearAugust 2012