Palgrave Studies in Environmental Sociology and Policy

Environment and Society

Concepts and Challenges

Editors: Boström, Magnus, Davidson, Debra J. (Eds.)

  • Discusses the major paradigms, concepts, and debates in today’s environmental sciences
  • Includes contributions from some of the leading environmental sociologists in the field 
  • Provides a clear understanding of society-ecology relations from a environmental sociological perspective
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About this book

This book offers a critical analysis of core concepts that have influenced contemporary conversations about environment-society relations in academic, political, and civil circles. Considering these conceptualizations are currently shaping responses to environmental crises in fundamental ways, critical reflections on concepts such as the Anthropocene, metabolism, risk, resilience, environmental governance, environmental justice and others, are well-warranted. Contributors to this volume, working across a multitude of areas within environmental social science, scrutinize underlying worldviews and assumptions, asking a common set of key questions: What are the different concepts able to explain? How do they take into account society-environment relations? What social, cultural, or geo-political biases and blinders are inherent? What actions or practices do the concepts inspire? 
The transdisciplinary engagement and reflexivity regarding concepts of environment-society relations represented in these chapters is needed in all spheres of society—in academia, policy and practice—not the least to confront current tendencies of anti-reflexivity and denialism.  


About the authors

Magnus Boström is Professor of Sociology at Örebro University, Sweden, with a theoretical interest and research profile in environmental sociology. His research interest generally concerns politics, representation, consumption and action in relation to a broad variety of transnational environmental and sustainability issues.
Debra J. Davidson is Professor of Environmental Sociology in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, USA. Her key areas of teaching and research include social responses to climate change, and crises and transitions in food and energy systems.

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“Bringing together some of the leading researchers in the field, Environment & Society poses the fundamental question of what it means to live in the Anthropocene and how our concepts and approaches across the social sciences must respond. The volume heralds a call for a more reflexive approach to policy and practice, capable of opening up the discussion of how society is configuring environmental change and how in turn social futures are being made. The book is both a guide and a provocation to rethink the concepts we use and their implications for achieving the kinds of futures we want and will be a valuable reference for students, researchers and practitioners alike.” (Professor Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University, UK)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Conceptualizing Environment-Society Relations

    Boström, Magnus (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

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  • The Anthropocene: A Narrative in the Making

    Lidskog, Rolf (et al.)

    Pages 25-46

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  • Metabolism

    Davidson, Debra J.

    Pages 47-70

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  • Risk and Resilience

    Ylönen, Marja

    Pages 71-94

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  • Global Environmental Networks and Flows Addressing Global Environmental Change

    Oosterveer, Peter

    Pages 95-118

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • Due: June 12, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76414-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environment and Society
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Challenges
Editors
  • Magnus Boström
  • Debra J. Davidson
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Environmental Sociology and Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76415-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76415-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76414-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 394
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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