Risk, Environment and Modernity: Towards a New Ecology

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Scott Lash, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Brian Wynne
SAGE, Apr 5, 1996 - Social Science - 294 pages
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This wide-ranging and accessible contribution to the study of risk, ecology and environment helps us to understand the politics of ecology and the place of social theory in making sense of environmental issues. The book provides insights into the complex dynamics of change in `risk societies'.
  

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Contents

Beyond
3
Modernist Ecology?
27
May the Sheep Safely Graze? A Reflexive View of
44
The Centrality of Time for an Ecological Social
84
Environmentalism and
104
Encounters and Responses
139
Occupational Identity and Office
154
Reflections on the Ecology
169
The Moral Impact of Cultural
189
Exhaustion
203
Ecological Modernisation as Cultural Politics
246
Index
287
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About the author (1996)

Professor Scott Lash is the Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, as well as a a project leader in the Goldsmiths Media Research Programme. He is a leading name within sociology and cultural studies, has written numerous books and articles over the last twenty years, and is currently the managing editor for the journal Theory, Culture and Society.

I currently teach the twin courses FASS507, Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science, and SOCL922, Philosophies of Social Science. I also teach a block on SOCL101, Introduction to Sociology.

Brian Wynne is Associate Director of CESAGen, Lancaster University. He is a Professor of Science Studies and Research Director of the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change (CSEC) at Lancaster University. He was an Inaugural Member of the Management Board and Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, (EEA), and a Special Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry into Science and Society. He is also a member of the London Royal Society's Committee on Science in Society.

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