An Invitation to Environmental Sociology

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Pine Forge Press, 2009 - Science - 369 pages
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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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Fascinating. Pretty balanced on controversial issues and modes of thought. Illuminates why western culture thinks as it does and has about how humans interact with nature. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Michael Mayerfeld Bell is Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For his day job, he is principally an environmental sociologist and a social theorist, focusing on dialogics, the sociology of nature, and social justice. These concerns for the world have led him to studies of agroecology, the body, community, consumption, culture, development, food, democracy, economic sociology, gender, inequality, participation, place, politics, rurality, the sociology of music, and more. He is also a part-time composer of grassroots and classical music, and a mandolinist, guitarist, and singer.

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