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ISBN13: 9781412956550
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I love your book, it is one of the most fascinating I have ever read (certainly the most riveting textbook). The ideas you present are so on key... I just wanted to let you know how incredible your book is. Thank you for writing it. -Student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bringing social and environmental interactions together as an ecological dialogue

The Third Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology brings out the sociology of environmental possibility, inviting students to delve into this rapidly changing field. Written in a lively, engaging style, author Michael Bell covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology texts. With extensively updated material on our environmental situation, this edition challenges readers with the complexity of environmental puzzles.

New to the Third EditionOffers two new chapters - Mobilizing the Ecological Society and Governing the Ecological SocietyImproves the exposition and integration of the unifying concept of ecological dialogueDevelops the notion of virtual environmentalism as a practical application of environmental sociology to real-world problemsOffers a new integration of environmental social movement theoryDiscusses the latest theoretical trends in environmental sociology, including environmental flows, the Jevons paradox, disproportionality, degrowth, and participatory governance Presents evocative sketches that open each chapterIncludes many new examples of the theoretical concepts

AncillariesInstructor Resources on CD feature chapter summaries, Powerpoint slides, projects and classroom exercises, test questions, and more, are available for qualified adopters. Contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6am - 5pm PT) to request a copy.

Intended AudienceThis book is designed as a core text for courses in Environmental Sociology. It can also be used in courses such as Social Problems, Introduction to Environmental Issues, Human Dimensions of the Environment, and Environmental Ethics.This is the perfect text for an introductory course in Environmental Sociology.-Eric Friedman, Drew University

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The third edition of this textbook on environmental sociology for undergraduates has been expanded to include new chapters on the mobilizing and governing of ecological societies, and an integrated approach to such topics as virtual environmentalism, environmental social movement theory and ecological dialogue. Bell (rural sociology, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) arranges the information according to the material, the ideal and the practical, examining such topics as environmentalism within religious and spiritual contexts, consumption and materialism and challenges of growing populations and development. Trends in this field such as the Jevons paradox, disproportionality, environmental flows and degrowth are also discussed. Pine Forge is an imprint of SAGE Publications, Inc. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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I love your book, it is one of the most fascinating I have ever read (certainly the most riveting textbook). The ideas you present are so on key I just wanted to let you know how incredible your book is. Thank you for writing it. -Student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bringing social and environmental interactions together as an ecological dialogue

The Third Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology brings out the sociology of environmental possibility, inviting students to delve into this rapidly changing field. Written in a lively, engaging style, author Michael Bell covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology texts. With extensively updated material on our environmental situation, this edition challenges readers with the complexity of environmental puzzles.

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Jessica Moore, September 8, 2010 (view all comments by Jessica Moore)
Book provides an interesting perspective on environmental issues, human behaviors, and history of how the two interact. Many of the chapters made me really think about my behaviors, where they stem from, and how they really impact me and my interaction with my community and environment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781412956550
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Environmental ethics
Illustrator:
Raboin, Matthew
Illustrator:
Robinson, Matthew
Author:
Bell, Michael
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Bell, Michael Mayerfeld
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Environmental responsibility
Subject:
Education-General
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
369
Dimensions:
10.04x7.09x.79 in. 1.50 lbs.

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Product details 369 pages Pine Forge Press - English 9781412956550 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , I love your book, it is one of the most fascinating I have ever read (certainly the most riveting textbook). The ideas you present are so on key I just wanted to let you know how incredible your book is. Thank you for writing it. -Student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bringing social and environmental interactions together as an ecological dialogue

The Third Edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology brings out the sociology of environmental possibility, inviting students to delve into this rapidly changing field. Written in a lively, engaging style, author Michael Bell covers the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology texts. With extensively updated material on our environmental situation, this edition challenges readers with the complexity of environmental puzzles.

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