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Social Theory and the Environment

Authors: David Goldblatt Publisher: Wiley Publication date: 2013 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 261 Publication formats: EAN: 9780745677231 ISBN: 9780745677231 Category: The environment Publisher's index: - Bibliographic note: -

Description

This book establishes whether contemporary social theory can help us understand the structural origins of environmental degradation and environmental politics.

TOC

  • Cover 2
  • Title Page 6
  • Copyright 7
  • Contents 10
  • Preface 12
  • Acknowledgements 14
  • Introduction: Social Theory, Environmental Degradation and Environmental Politics 16
  • 1 Capitalism, Industrialism and the Transformation of Nature: Anthony Giddens 29
  • 2 Urbanism, Globalization and Environmental Politics: Anthony Giddens 67
  • 3 The Political Ecology of Capitalism: André Gorz 89
  • 4 Social and Cultural Origins of Environmental Movements: Jürgen Habermas 127
  • 5 The Sociology of Risk: Ulrich Beck 169
  • Conclusion: Social Theory, Socialism and the Environment 203
  • List of Abbreviations 219
  • Notes 221
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Author's affiliation

David Goldblatt: Open University