This is a comprehensive yet accessible text that exposes students to the interaction between society and the environment. Each chapter opens with a stimulating case example or scenario that helps students grasp this interaction, while a "Focus on the U.S." feature helps students relate global environmental issues to everyday life in the United States. Students learn how to use social theories to better understand environmental issues, both at home and internationally.
Table of Contents
1. Exploring Environmental Sociology.
2. Social Theory and the Environment.
3. Population and the Environment.
4. The Struggle Over Hunger: Social and Ecological Dimensions.
5. Energy and the Environment: The Re-emerging Energy Crisis.
6. The Environmental Movement: Historic Roots and Current Trends.
7. The Sociology of Sustainable Development.
8. Environmental Sociology and Alternative Environmental Futures.