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This research lays out the debates and contradictory findings regarding the impacts of corruption on forest loss in a cross‐national context, specifically in low‐ and middle‐income nations. After, I describe how these inconsistent findings may be due to difficulties in untangling the complexities of corruption definitionally and then operationalizi...
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Environmental Sociology: Risk and Sustainability in Modernity examines the encounter between sociology and contemporary environmental issues. It presents the proposal for an environmental sociology considering the dilemmas surrounding sustainable development, ecological modernization, and risk society. In this book, Cristiano Luis Lenzi critically...
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Ragam persoalan seperti krisis air tanah, ketidakseimbangan tata ruang fisik, polusi, lahan kritis, dan sebagainya merupakan realitas krisis ekologis kontemporer di perkotaan, khususnya di DKI Jakarta dan Tangerang Selatan. Kondisi ini, tentunya tidak terlepas dari relasi manusia dalam memosisikan lingkungannya. Dalam mahzab pembangunan/developme...
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In Malaysia, floods are often considered a normal phenomenon in the lives of some communities, which can sometimes cause disasters to occur beyond expectations, as shown during the flood of 2014. The issue of flood disasters, which particularly impacts SDG 13 of the integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), still lacks widespread attention f...
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Environmental issues are among the most critical challenges human experience. Various academic scholars discuss environmental issues. This paper intends to understand Somaliland’s environmental issues by applying sociological analysis to identify the relationship between the environment and society. It briefly discusses environmental sociology, maj...
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In 1985, Steve Woolgar and Dorothy Pawluch wrote an influential essay about social constructionism, warning against the pitfalls of what they referred to as "ontological gerrymandering," which is to treat certain actors’ claims as socially constructed, while at the same time making realist claims about social conditions. Instead of this unbalanced...
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This paper will firstly give an overview of environmental sociology and the different approaches to this discipline that have been developed over the years until now. It will be then addressed the concept of sustainability in relation to tourism sector, which has recently gotten a huge attention, due to the increasing consciousness of the negative...
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From the first of January 2020, it was forbidden to fire with fusil fuel in Norway and the private oil tanks must be removed. The phasing out of oil heating in homes is a part of Norwayʼs environmental policy. In this article, we use the concept of domestication as an analytical angel to understand what is the context that makes households in Norwa...
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A Planetary Tragedy addresses the question why, some 50 years after ‘the environment’ became a topic of public concern, efforts to address environmental problems have by and large failed and the world appears to be headed for a disastrous future. Although over these years, governments have adopted a raft of national and international measures to co...
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Sociology for sustainability is sociology that studies the social facts, organisational phenomena and changes of society, taking into account the conditions for their viability over time. It places a specific emphasis on the relationship between these social dimensions and the natural environment, as well as on the stability and introduction o...
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A temática ambiental ganhou destaque a partir da década de 1960, porém, ao longo da história da humanidade, alguns problemas resultaram em degradação dos ecossistemas. O texto procura reconstruir o histórico de algumas dessas questões e da problematização que vieram a merecer até se transformarem em políticas e motivações para a mobilização social....
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This chapter explores the ongoing reconfiguration of the relationship between democracy and sustainability. Its dual starting point is, firstly, that the notions of sustainability and sustainable development are just one particular framing of 'the ecological problem' or 'the ecological issue' that competes with other such framings, e.g. the thinkin...
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The inclusion of the natural environment in the theory, education and practice of social work has increasingly become a matter of interest amongst scholars and social work educators. There is a large and increasing amount of literature on this topic. However, the inclusion of environmental issues in the curricula seems to be evolving very slowly to...
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This open access book discusses the contribution of sociology and survey research to climate research. The authors address the questions of which behaviors are of climate relevance, who is engaging in these behaviors, in which contexts do these behaviors occur, and which individual perceptions and values are related to them. Utilizing survey resear...
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How do we include animals in sociology? Although sociology’s initial avoidance of the nonhuman world may have been necessary to the field’s development, recent scholarship – within mainstream sociology, environmental sociology and animal-centred research – is helping expand the field’s horizons. With a focus on variety, this article reviews four ke...
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Abstrakt: Nové ekologické paradigma (NEP) je významný koncept, který je spjat se vznikem subdisciplíny environmentální sociologie. Skrze tento empirický koncept lze měřit vývoj přístupu k životnímu prostředí od antropocentrismu směrem k proenvironmentálním postojům. Cílem tohoto pilotního šetření je pomocí kvantitativního přístupu, jehož klíčovou s...
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This chapter explores the domestication of Marx's critique of political economy within Marxist-oriented environmental sociology, and treadmill of production (ToP) theory, in particular. The aim is to explicate the theoretical resources for a rigorous critique of capital-induced planetary degradation. Shortcomings of ToP theory pertaining to the con...
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Modern sciences were introduced to Japan from Western countries during the Meiji period. In other words, this was the process of translating Western academic languages into Japanese academic languages. The translation was meant to reuse existing Chinese characters with similar meanings to Western academic languages or create new Chinese characters....
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The aim of the article is to analyse the social transformations produced and observed in the field of waste management. In particular, the focus is on the «Zero Waste» strategy, which has been proposing for at least two decades at a global level an alternative model of waste governance to the one centred on incinerators and landfills. The article p...
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Nearly thirty years ago Steven Yearley (1991) drew attention to the “uneasy alliance” existing between environmentalists, who claimed political authority in protecting nature, and environmental scientists, who claimed epistemic authority in knowing nature. A similar tension exists within the overlapping fields of environmental sociology and science...
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Studies on society and the environment interface are often based on simple questionnaires that do not allow for an in-depth analysis. Research conducted with geo-questionnaires is an increasingly common method. However, even if data collected via a geo-questionnaire are available, the shared databases provide limited information due to personal dat...
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Sociological insights are often underutilized in sustainability science. To further strengthen its commitment to interdisciplinary problem-driven, solutions-oriented research, sustainability science can better incorporate fundamental sociological conceptions into its core. We highlight four aspects of sociological thought that we consider crucial f...
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This paper provides a synopsis of the critical debates in environmental sociology vis-à-vis climate governance and evokes the intersections of environmental justice, equality and the nation state. The nation state, which in this study refers to the government of the day is regarded as an important factor in determining the state of environmental ju...
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p>A Sociologia ambiental surge, a partir dos anos 1960 e 1970, na esteira dos movimentos sociais que deflagravam a situação emergencial de degradação dos recursos naturais e da expansão do industrialismo. Observa-se que, até então, os sociólogos da época não dispunham de recursos analíticos para lidar com a questão ambiental. A temática foi abordad...
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Scholarly attention has recently shifted to the creation and redevelopment of urban hazardscapes. This body of work demonstrates how housing is deployed in close proximity to hazards, and how the attendant risks have been communicated—or not—to potential residents. Utilizing the case of Calgary, Alberta, this article uses interview data collected f...
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The 2014 flood disaster has brought physical destruction, damage as well as social disruption that caused normal life to become less stable. A state of social equilibrium needs to be restored through effective restoration solutions to normalise life after the disaster. This qualitative research aims to identify two main issues, namely social disrup...
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A culturally vibrant country like India has multiple embedded forms of folk traditions accompanied by an essentially rich history that is constituted by a cultural–ecological heritage. West Bengal, one of the eastern states of India, is inhabited by numerous ecosystem-dependent communities. Nature, culture, and livelihoods remain deeply entangled i...
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The theory-practice gap (TPG) is well known in the environmental realm, referring to disconnects between knowledge generated through scientific research and the needs, expectations, and practices of knowledge users for environmental decision-making and practice. While the presence of the TPG is well established, we have yet to fully implement mecha...
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The inclusion of diverse perspectives from different disciplines, genders and locations has become a foreground concern in environmental expertise. While inclusion is increasingly accounted for in the design and evaluation of expert organisations, questions remain about the extent to which the pursuit of inclusion equates to effective participation...
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As global warming and other environmental threats intensify and become more visible, scientists are increasingly questioning the desirability of economic growth as an overarching national and global policy imperative. Several theories in environmental sociology and economics-degrowth, steady-state economy, and "agrowth"-offer compelling arguments t...
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Environmental issues are among the most critical challenges human experience. Various academic scholars discuss environmental issues. This paper intends to understand Somaliland's environmental issues by applying sociological analysis to identify the relationship between the environment and society. It briefly discusses environmental sociology, maj...
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Industries in Ghana, over the centuries and for the sake of developments, have degraded the environment by polluting the air, water, and land through agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and other processes such as exploration of natural resources. The environmental policies in Ghana have been more of state "regulation" or "management" than "e...
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The environmental sociology perspective highlighted how to overcome the ecological degradation based on social aspect inclusion in such solving action that seemed useful to solve household waste management problems in Palembang City. The study aims to assess household responses to the importance of water and air quality services inclusion in waste...
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Empirical research that inductively investigates lay conceptions of ‘nature’ is scarce, despite global environmental narratives around sustainability calling for humans to have harmonious relationships with ‘nature’. This paper presents inductive research that attends to the empirical knowledge gap by exploring how respondents self-reportedly conce...
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This imaginative and empowering book explores the ways that our emotions entangle us with climate change and offers strategies for engaging with climate anxiety that can contribute to social transformation. Climate educator Blanche Verlie draws on feminist, more-than-human and affect theories to argue that people in high-carbon societies need to le...
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As the physical impacts of the Anthropocene begin to make themselves felt around the globe, maintaining current levels of economic prosperity, in many communities, will consume an increasing portion of public finances. This is because existing investments in property and capital will require new forms of protection if they are to continue generatin...
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A growing body of research examines questions related to the emergence of environmental organizations and the growth of the environmental organizational field in the United States, but we need to know more about why particular environmental organizations grow or decline in terms of membership size over time. In this article, we draw on both qualita...
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RESUMO: Nesse artigo, proponho uma breve incursão à história do que se pensou sobre a relação entre natureza e sociedade no pensamento social brasileiro do ponto de vista dos estudos contemporâneos da sociologia ambiental brasileira. Como primeiro passo nessa ampla proposta, abordo a idéia de natureza tal como construída, especialmente, nos romance...
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Elaeis guineensis (oil palm) is native to the Gulf of Guinea, where humans have harvested its fruits for sustenance for millennia. In Latin America, palm oil seeds planted by enslaved Black people have provided an alternative source of sustenance and became a symbol of resistance. In contrast to these past contributions to autonomy, today the palm...
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Humans are living things with all functions and potentials that are subject to the laws of nature, growth, development, death and others as well as their relationship with nature and its environment by interaction and reciprocal relations.. Therefore, the relationship between humans and their environment arises a bond between humans and the environ...
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We utilize perspectives in environmental sociology and political economy to examine relationships between human exploitation and ecological degradation. Specifically, we apply global labor value chains and the tragedy of the commodity to analyze severe labor exploitation in Thai capture fisheries. Our analysis suggests that severe labor exploitatio...
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Climate change and its precarious impacts are taking a toll in African communities despite the low contribution of Africans towards its causes. That being the case, climate change has become a developmental, human rights, social, economic, psychological, health, poverty, and conflict crisis. To note, the challenges posed by climate change on humani...
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Department Stadt- und Umweltsoziologie, 3/2021, ISSN 1436-140X. URL: https://www.ufz.de/export/data/global/254276_DP_2021_3_Rink_etal.pdf
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The issue of future societal development has captured the attention of scientists and experts from different fields and it is increasingly associated with environmental capacity and quality. The reach and the topicality of the issue were identified more than 40 years ago, while the solution materialized years later as a new paradigm of societal dev...
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This paper brings together metabolic rift theory and discussions surrounding energy democracy. Energy democracy is interpreted as a political program and social movement to alter the social order in ways that mend the ecological, knowledge, and epistemic rifts of energy systems. The ecological rifts of conventional energy systems refer to material...
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O trabalho a seguir trata de uma reflexão a partir do encontro de horizontes, o da Educação Ambiental e o de se pensar os desafios das sociedades tecnológicas. Para isso, parte da pergunta sobre quais os diferentes entendimentos de ambiente, para o tratamento do conceito de “ambiente” em Sociologia Ambiental e se aventura na aproximação com a liter...
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Dieses Open Access Buch befasst sich mit Nachhaltiger Entwicklung unter Bedingungen eines rasanten globalen Wandels. Noch nie waren Menschen global so vernetzt und Informationen wurden so schnell um den Globus ausgetauscht wie heute, und trotzdem bestehen massive Ungleichheiten bei der gerechten Verteilung von Ressourcen, dem Schutz von Menschenrec...
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Urbanisation is one of the major driving forces behind the formation of today’s land use systems. It almost always involves the conversion of land use from non-urban to urban uses. A great deal of contemporary urbanisation has been characterised as urban sprawl, i.e. a highly extensive form of land take for urban uses having environmentally detrime...
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Is carbon price adoption in wealthy democracies driven more by international or domestic forces? Event history analyses reveal that carbon price adoption is more likely in countries with less fossil fuel energy use (and, by proxy, less powerful fossil fuel business-elite actors) and with less encumbered democratic institutions (i.e., fewer institut...
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Sociology and sustainable development share many interesting areas of inquiry that offer the potential for closer cooperation between these two disciplines. The aim of the article is to examine the connections between them. The article considers the most promising areas; i.e, environmental issues (environmental sociology), quality of life (which is...
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“A major innovation for the subfields of environmental sociology and ecological social theory. Building on the Weberian theoretical framework of social closure, coupled with a social practices approach, Murphy presents the climate crisis in a new, and dare I say even hopeful, light.” - Michael S. Carolan, PhD, College of Liberal Arts, Professor, Co...
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The Construction of an Ecological Civilization responds to the serious environmental crisis in China and is already beginning to cause paradigm shifts in domestic environmental policies. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the country's geopolitical ambition and importance as a normative power in global governance issues became ever more evident. Through...
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A Sociologia Ambiental como disciplina teve o seu nascimento e desenvolvimento recente majoritariamente na Europa e América do Norte. Agora seu aprofundamento e desenvolvimento no Sul Global apresenta uma grande oportunidade a ser explorada por representar realidades culturais de uma maior porção da população global. Em uma revisão de literatura so...
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Where do public sociology and the study of natural resources meet? One promising intersection is at community-based natural resource management. At this juncture there are multiple opportunities for rural sociologists to embrace the tenets of public sociology, as espoused by Michael Burawoy. By working with an active, thick, and local ‘civil societ...
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The present work presents a material characterization for bio composites used for automotive industrial applications. The mechanical properties are utilized in the design of components of an electric micro-car for the green innovation of automotive industry. The composite material is homogenized as equivalent orthotropic material and its mechanical...
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La permaculture se définit comme une « méthode de conception de lieux de vie et d’activités, qui s’appuie, en ce qui concerne la partie agricole, sur des outils et techniques de l’agroécologie » (p. 129). Elle a surgi dans les débats sur la transformation de l’agriculture, face aux dommages causés par l’industrialisation de cette dernière, comme ou...
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Government-sponsored school lunch programs have garnered attention from activists and policymakers for their potential to promote public health, sustainable diets, and food sovereignty. However, across country contexts, these programs often fall far short of their transformative potential. It is vital, then, to identify policies and organizing stra...
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The phenomenon of mass incarceration has dramatically altered the economic and infrastructural landscape of the United States. These changes have numerous implications regarding the use of fossil fuels, which are the single largest contributor to climate change. The present study argues that mass incarceration creates three social patterns that res...
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The challenges of climate change adaptation are particularly complex in countries of the Global South, like rapid urbanization and growing middle classes. We studied the institutionalization of environmental issues in Brazil, Mozambique and China to find similarities in their adaptation strategies. China, the second-largest economy in the world, ha...
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Media reports and public polls suggest that young people in many countries are increasingly factoring climate change into their reproductive choices, but empirical evidence about this phenomenon is lacking. This article reviews the scholarship on this subject and discusses the results of the first empirical study focused on it, a quantitative and q...
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Industries in Ghana, over the centuries and for the sake of developments, have degraded the environment by polluting the air, water, and land through agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and other processes such as exploration of natural resources. The environmental policies in Ghana have been more of state "regulation" or "management" than "e...
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The issue of environmental and health disasters caused by human economic activities has been increasingly publicized since the 1970s. Environmental sociology and then sociology of risk have been developed in the United States and then in Europe. But it is only very recently that the sociology of deviance has taken up these subjects, questioning the...
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ETHICS AND POLITICS OF SPACE FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE - Sub-sections on Re-imaginations, Stories from Marginalized Communities, Law and Technology, Edward Elgar Publishing, Collection: Social and Political Science 2020, October 2020, pp. 1 - 240. Considering the multi-disciplinarity of the book, it is also included in the sub-topics EE Development Stu...
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The theory of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) enjoys considerable consensus among experts. It is widely recognized that global industrialization is producing an increase in the planet's temperatures and causing environmental disasters. Still, there are scholars - although a minority - who consider groundless either the idea of global warming its...
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The aim of neoliberal environmentalism was to unleash the market to protect the environment; but as it turns out, things are getting worse on our way to catastrophe. Despite persistent failures, neoliberal environmentalism remains prevalent—and apparently without alternative. This paper directs focus on an often-overlooked dimension of this apparen...
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Fertility decline is an increasingly global phenomenon with many and profound social, economic and political implications. Previous research has established myriad determinants of fertility rates and, especially, their decline. Absent from these theoretical and empirical contributions is the role environmental concern has on fertility decisions. Re...
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Annotated table of contents of the third edition (2021) of Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology
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The aim of this article is to analyze and compare the declared pro-environmental activities of academic teachers from selected Central and Eastern European countries. The data on these activities were collected in September and October of 2017. The introduction defines the concepts of the intelligentsia and pro-environmental activity. The methodolo...
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Modern-day work is a central reason for unsustainability, and its transformation is therefore key for sustainability. A recurring manifestation of this issue is the ‘jobs-environment-dilemma’, a trade-off arising due to severe ecological impacts caused by work on the one hand, and the structural constitution of modern industrial society as work-cen...
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Regenerative farming offers the promise of rapid carbon sequestration at global scale. Also called regenerative agriculture, it is largely absent in social science environmental discussions. Learning and teaching about regenerative farming has been left outside educational channels at many levels until now. Pastoral farmers themselves have been at...
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The American public is split on support for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). This study seeks to better understand fracking attitudes by predicting support via economic, environmental, and public health concern. We find support for fracking is intertwined with political partisanship. We show those identifying as “other” political party are signif...
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Este trabajo trata sobre la relación entre ciudadanía y política pública ambiental en las cuencas metropolitanas del Gran Buenos Aires desde la perspectiva de la sociología ambiental y de la sociología jurídica. El foco de la indagación se centra en analizar la incidencia de la participación social en la política pública ambiental. Se evalúan los p...
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La sociologie de l’environnement est une discipline qui étudie les interactions entre la société et l’environnement. Elle s’intéresse aux effets que l’environnement exerce sur les sociétés, et inversement, ceux des sociétés sur leur environnement naturel et physique. En tant que telle, elle trouve son sens dans l’analyse des questions ethnoécologiq...
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Qin and colleagues’ paper “Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Bibliometric Analysis of Environmental and Resource Sociology” revives a thought-provoking conversation about relationships between environmental and natural resource sociologies. In this commentary, I ask whether we might learn more by looking beyond the forest and trees to other ecosys...
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The ecological crisis is a social crisis that undermines not just the relation between humans and the environment but the whole of human relations to themselves, to other humans, and to nonhumans. Addressing the paradox of unabated crisis escalation despite increasing widespread awareness and reflexivity, we argue that the crisis is in its core a c...
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The conventional production model based on extensive use of chemical inputs such as pesticides is increasingly challenged. Organic agriculture is considered as one of the most important alternative agricultural systems to produce healthy food without any chemicals. Current models are not suitable for prediction of environmental behaviors. The curre...
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Currently, the globe is facing extremely dark days that humanity doesn't saw since the Spanish Influenza of 1918-1920. This villain virus named COVID-19 which is traveling and spreading extremely fast worldwide is imposing new rules on our life, our relations and our activities. Humanity should make new reflections on our existentialism, our positi...
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TESIS nasce nel 1992 da un'intesa tra i docenti delle Universi-tà degli Studi di Firenze, Milano e Roma "La Sapienza" e rap-presenta il primo esempio istituzionale di collaborazione scien-tifica tra più università nel settore dell'edilizia socio-sanitaria. La costituzione del centro scaturisce da rapporti consolidati tra docenti e ricercatori che,...
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Understanding how carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) can be decoupled from economic growth is an important part of planning for climate change mitigation. A variety of critical environmental theories contend that the oppression of marginalized groups is interconnected with the mistreatment and destruction of nature. As a result, social equity, or the r...
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This research adds to knowledge on trends and distribution patterns of organic agriculture (OA) systems. The study was descriptive in nature involving 329 organic farmers selected through stratified random sampling from four counties in Central Kenya. The counties were Nyeri, Murang'a, Kirinyaga, and Kiambu. A peer and expert reviewed semi-structur...
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Books is about introduction to environmental sociology. Environmental sociology as emergent sub-discipline needs to be developed. This book contains emergence and development of environmental sociology, theoretical perspectives and certain issues of environment and society. Environmentalism, environmentalism of the poor, environmental injustice, en...
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Este artigo foi elaborado a partir de revisão bibliográfica de estudos em antropologia, etnoecologia e sociologia ambiental realizados no Norte de Minas Gerais e de experiências de campo entre comunidades vazanteiras e pescadoras do Médio Rio São Francisco. O objetivo é discutir a importância de pesquisas para a resolução de conflitos ambientais ge...
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The analysis I bring to the present symposium about contamination of practice theories concentrates on potential reconfiguration of domestic waste management as social practice through the installation of Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs). Being them designed to collect plastic bottles and caps assigning a reward to whom bestows them, this research c...
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De vraag of sociale inclusie en de transitie naar een (ecologisch) meer duurzame samenleving samen te realiseren zijn staat volop in de maatschappelijke belangstelling. Het beantwoorden van die vraag vereist het samenbrengen van inzichten uit verschillende onderzoekstradities. In deze tekst brengen we inzichten uit de armoede- en ongelijkheidsociol...
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Antropocen: epoka człowieka (Anthropocene: The Human Epoch) [movie screening discussion participation] 26.11.2019 Krakow Participation in the discussion panel accompanying the film screening Krakow Branch and Section of Environmental Sociology of the Polish Sociological Society, Faculty of Humanities of AGH University of Technology in Krakow, Movi...
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"This is the abstract of the Version of Record for a final publication in the Journal 'Environmental Sociology' on 25/11/2019, by Routledge, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2019.1695381" >>>>>>>>>>>>> Studies have shown how centralized institutions in resource management lead to adverse impacts on communities. However, important...