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Environments in a Changing World

1st Edition

By John Huckle, Adrian Martin


290 pages

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Paperback: 9780582327726
pub: 2001-06-27
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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General