224 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book engages with, and contests, the ‘new sociology of nature’. It moves beyond existing debates by presenting new social theory and working across current fields of interest, addressing the debate on new genetics and genomics, taking human biology seriously, and the issues of interdisciplinarity that are likely to arise in longer term attempts to work across the social and natural world.

    Nature and Sociology will be of great interest to students of a variety of disciplines including sociology and social science, human geography, social and biological anthropology, and the natural sciences.

    1. Recovering Nature  2. Knowing Nature  3. Beyond Anti-Dualism?  4. Time  5. Language and Technology  6. Temporality and Realism  7. Genomics  8. Transgression  9. Neurological Adventures


    Tim Newton is Professor of Organisation and Society at the University of Exeter. His current research interests include social theory, sociology and nature, interdisciplinarity, and the historical relationship between commercialisation and the self. He has published widely within sociology, psychology and organisation studies journals.

    Nature and Sociology will prove an invaluable travel guide for adventurous

    sociologists looking to try their luck on this ‘Northwest Passage’ of social theory.

    Anders Blok, Copenhagen University, Denmark, Acta Sociologica


    'the overall result is an assured, insightful and intelligent book.'

    Mike Bury Royal Holloway University of London, Sociology of Health and Illness


    'Let me be clear right away: Newton does an excellent job as the Roald Amundsen of social theory, skilfully navigating this risky terrain. Nature and Sociology is a well-researched, wellwritten and theoretically compelling book on one of the most far-reaching, timely and fascinating topics in current social science. It will appeal directly to sociologists (such as the undersigned) working within the fields of the environment, the natural sciences, the body and emotions; and, due to its theoretical sophistication, it contains much of more general interest.' Anders Blok Copenhagen University, Denmark