Why environmental sociology?

Lockie, Stewart (2015) Why environmental sociology? Environmental Sociology, 1 (1). pp. 1-3.

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[Extract] In some ways, the answer is obvious. As the scale of human intervention in the Earth's ecosystems and climate grows, and as the magnitude of risk associated with global environmental change becomes clearer, it seems inconceivable that any social science could ignore the relationships between environment and society. Self-evidently, failure to engage with environmental change would be to miss a major consequence, and driver, of social change. Just as importantly, failure to engage with environmental change would see opportunities go begging to participate in progressive social and political action. For the sake of both validity and relevance, sociology needs to 'ecologize'.

Item ID: 37996
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 2325-1042
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 02:17
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 80%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960702 Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960601 Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
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