1st Edition

Environments in a Changing World

ISBN 9780582327726
Published June 27, 2001 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

While there is no shortage of of books on the environment there are few introductory texts that outline the social theory that informs human geographical approaches to the interactions between ecology and society. Students arriving at university often lack the understanding of history, economics, politics, sociology and philosophy that contemporary human geography requires. Environments in a Changing World addresses this deficit, providing foundation knowledge in a form that is accessible to first year students and applied to the understanding of both contemporary environmental issues and the challenge of sustainability. Students are challenged to develop and defend their own ethical and political positions on sustainability and respond to the need for new forms of ecological citizenship.

Table of Contents

1. Ecology, Society, and Environment
2. Philosophy, Geography and Environmental Knowledge
3. Pre-modern Environments
4. Pre-modern State Societies
5. Early Modern Environments
6. Ecological Imperialism and the Rise of Geography
7. Late Modernity: Cold War, White Heat, Green Peace
8. Late Modern Society and Global Warming
9. Postmodern Environments
10. Postmodern Forest Environments
11. The Postmodern Urban Environment
12. Environmental Knowledge and the Politics of Genetically Modified Food
13. Towards Sustainable Development
14. Envisioning an Ecological Socialist Future

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