The sixth edition of Environment and Society continues to connect issues about human societies, ecological systems, and the environment with data and perspectives from different fields. While the text looks at environmental issues from a primarily sociological viewpoint, it is designed for courses in Environmental Sociology and Environmental Issues in departments of Sociology, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, and Human Geography. Clearly defined terms and theories help familiarize students from various backgrounds with the topics at hand.
Each of the chapters is significantly updated with new data, concepts, and ideas. Chapter Three: Climate Change, Science and Diplomacy, is the most extensively revised with current natural science data and sociological insights. It also details the factors at play in the establishment of the Paris Agreement and its potential to affect global climate change. This edition elevates questions of environmental and climate justice in addressing the human-environment relations and concerns throughout the book. Finally, each chapter contains embedded website links for further discussion or commentary on a topic, concludes with review and reflection questions, and suggests further readings and internet sources.
I'm delighted to see a new edition of my favorite environmental sociology text, one that I have used effectively over the years. It presents the most critical topics in the field in a logical manner, making it easy on instructors and providing students with a comprehensive introduction to environmental sociology. I heartily recommend Harper and Snowden's Environment and Society, 6th Ed.
Riley E. Dunlap
Regents Professor of Sociology
Oklahoma State University
1. Environment, Human Systems, and Social Science 2. Humans and the Resources of the Earth: Sources and Sinks 3. Climate Change, Science and Diplomacy 4. Energy and Society 5. Population, Environment, and Food 6. Globalization, Growth, and Sustainability 7. Economic Markets and Politics: Transforming Structures 8. Environmentalism. Ideology and Collective Action
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