Environmental Sociology: A Social Constructionist Perspective

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Taylor & Francis US, 1995 - Science - 236 pages
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John Hannigan argues that society's unwillingness to recognise and solve environmental problems rests primarily upon the claims making activities of a number of 'issue entrepreneurs' in science, mass media and politics.
 

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Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
ix
1SSUES
viii
SOC1AL CONSTRUCT1ON
32
NEWS MED1A AND ENV1RONMENTAL
63
SC1ENCE AS AN ENV1RONMENTAL
76
CONSTRUCT1NG ENV1RONMENTAL R1SKS 92
109
FROM SC1ENT1F1C
128
THE SUCCESSFUL
146
B1OTECHNOLOGY AS
162
ENV1RONMENTAL CONSTRUCT1ON1SM
178
Conclusion
187
Bibliography
201
Name index
223
Subjeit index
230
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