Written in an accessible and jargon-free way, Environment and Social Theory examines: * the historical relationship between social theory and the environment *pre-Enlightenment and Enlightenment social theory and the environment * twentieth century social theory and the environment * economic theory and the environment * the relationship between ecology, biology and social theory * recent theoretical approaches to the environment * the development of a green social theory The ideas and vies of key theorists including Hobbes, Locke, freud, Habermas, Giddens and Beck are discussed to provide comprehensive coverage of social theory for non-specialist readers.
'Very good in elaborating the issues.' - Professor Brian Field, De Montfort University, UK
'…should definitely appear on the reading list for any introductory course on eco-politics and eco-political thought Barry's book is comprehensive, competent and lucidly written.' - Environmental Values, Vol II 2002
'Provides an excellent undergraduate introduction to ideas about the environment and nature from the perspective of social science.' - Local Environment
This series introduces core topics for environmental study and presents unparalleled interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of environmental concern. Focusing on human-environmental interrelationships, these concise, engaging, user-friendly texts respond particularly well to the demands of modular learning. Each text in the series features: