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  1. An Invitation to Environmental Sociology.Michael Bell - 2011 - Thousand Oaks, Califorinia: Pine Forge Press. Edited by Isaac Sohn Leslie, Laura Hanson Schlachter & Loka L. Ashwood.
    Machine generated contents note: Chapter 1. Environmental Problems and Society Part I: The Material Chapter 2. Consumption and Materialism Chapter 3. Money and Machines Chapter 4. Population and Development Chapter 5. Body and Health Part II: The Ideal Chapter 6. The Ideology of Environmental Domination Chapter 7. The Ideology of Environmental Concern Chapter 8. The Human Nature of Nature Chapter 9. The Rationality of Risk Part III: The Practical Chapter 10. Mobilizing the Ecological Society Chapter 11. Governing (...)
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    Environmental Sociology in Australia.F. M. Vanclay - 2001 - Nexus 13 (3):4-6.
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    Environmental Knowledge, Technology, and Values: Reconstructing Max Scheler’s Phenomenological Environmental Sociology.Ryan Gunderson - 2017 - Human Studies 40 (3):401-419.
    In light of research showing that climate change policy opinions and perceptions of climate change are conditioned by pre-held values, Max Scheler’s axiology, conception of ethos, and sociology of knowledge are revisited. Scheler provides a critical analysis of the values surrounding modern technology’s relation to nature, especially in his assessment of the subordination of life to utility, or, the “ethos of industrialism”. The ethos of industrialism is said to influence the modern understanding of the environment as a machine to (...)
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    From a 'Sociology of Nature' to Environmental Sociology: Beyond Social Construction.Graham Woodgate & Michael Redclift - 1998 - Environmental Values 7 (1):3-24.
    This paper aims to provide some theoretical starting points for constructing a social science approach to environmental issues which goes beyond narrower forms of constructivism without dismissing the importance of interpretative sociology. An ecological understanding of society is compared with the notion of structuration and integrated into the concept of coevolution in order to shed light on the dynamic nature of socioenvironmental relations and move beyond the constructivist/realist dualism.
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    From a ‘Sociology of Nature’ to Environmental Sociology: Beyond Social Construction.Graham Woodgate & Michael Redclift - 1998 - Environmental Values 7 (1):3-24.
    This paper aims to provide some theoretical starting points for constructing a social science approach to environmental issues which goes beyond narrower forms of constructivism without dismissing the importance of interpretative sociology. An ecological understanding of society is compared with the notion of structuration and integrated into the concept of coevolution in order to shed light on the dynamic nature of socioenvironmental relations and move beyond the constructivist/realist dualism.
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    No (sociological) excuses for not going green: How do environmental activists make sense of social inequalities and relate to the working class?Hadrien Malier - 2021 - European Journal of Social Theory 24 (3):411-430.
    Some environmental activists occasionally use the argument that poverty is ‘no excuse’ for not going green and denounce discourses putting forward social conditions as unduly exculpatory. Employing participant observation among middle-class activists mobilising to diffuse environmental lifestyles in socially diverse suburbs near Paris (France), the article explores their relation to the working class and examines the consequences of their endeavours on local class relations. It describes the tension between their goal of mainstreaming environmental reflexivity and the stubborn (...)
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    The green case: a sociology of environmental issues, arguments, and politics.Steven Yearley - 1991 - [Boston]: HarperCollinsAcademic.
    What are the forces shaping the future of international green politics? This book provides an objective account of the basis of green arguments and their social and political implications. It offers a clear overview of the most pressing environmental threats.
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    Emotional impacts of environmental decline: What can Native cosmologies teach sociology about emotions and environmental justice?Kari Marie Norgaard & Ron Reed - 2017 - Theory and Society 46 (6):463-495.
    This article extends analyses of environmental influences on social action by examining the emotions experienced by Karuk Tribal members in the face of environmental decline. Using interviews, public testimonies, and survey data we make two claims, one specific, the other general. We find that, for Karuk people, the natural environment is part of the stage of social interactions and a central influence on emotional experiences, including individuals’ internalization of identity, social roles, and power structures, and their resistance to (...)
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    Reframing Problems of Incommensurability in Environmental Conflicts Through Pragmatic Sociology: From Value Pluralism to the Plurality of Modes of Engagement with the Environment.Laura Centemeri - 2015 - Environmental Values 24 (3):299-320.
    This paper presents the contribution of the pragmatic sociology of critical capacities to the understanding of environmental conflicts. In the field of 'environmental valuation', nowadays colonised by economics, the approach of plural modes (or 'regimes') of engagement provides a sociological understanding of the unequal power of conflicting 'languages of valuation'. This frame entails a shift from 'values' to 'modes of valuation', and links modes of valuation to modes of practical engagement and coordination with the surrounding environment. Different (...)
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    Neo-Environmental Determinism: Geographical Critiques.William B. Meyer - 2017 - Cham: Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan. Edited by Dylan M. T. Guss.
    This book provides a unique, cogent, engaging account of environmental determinism that has long been much needed in the classroom and beyond." -- Andrew Sluyter, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, USA This book pulls together major critiques of contemporary attempts to explain nature-society relations in an environmentally deterministic way. After defining key terms, it reviews the history of environmental determinism's rise and fall within geography in the early twentieth century. It discusses the key reasons for the doctrine's rejection (...)
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    Environmental Ethics in the Midwest: Interdisciplinary Approaches.Ian Smith & Matt Ferkany (eds.) - 2022 - Michigan State University Press.
    This volume brings scholarly attention to the Midwest and to how broader concerns of environmental ethics manifest. Consisting of eight essays, a wide range of topics is covered, such as agrarian ethics and Stoicism, the Dakota access pipeline and Indigenous women's activism, philosophy of law and species classification, environmental justice and the Flint water crisis, hog farming and anti-microbial drug resistance, science education standards and climate change education, virtue ethics and ecological restoration, and environmental pragmatism and the (...)
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    Environmental Values.John O'Neill, Alan Holland & Andrew Light - 2008 - Routledge Introductions to Env.
    We live in a world confronted by mounting environmental problems; increasing global deforestation and desertification, loss of species diversity, pollution and global warming. In everyday life people mourn the loss of valued landscapes and urban spaces. Underlying these problems are conflicting priorities and values. Yet dominant approaches to policy-making seem ill-equipped to capture the various ways in which the environment matters to us. Environmental Values introduces readers to these issues by presenting, and then challenging, two dominant approaches to (...)
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    Critical environmental justice and the nature of the firm.Ian Carrillo & David Pellow - 2021 - Agriculture and Human Values 38 (3):815-826.
    The critical environmental justice (CEJ) framework contends that inequalities are sustained through intersecting social categories, multi-scalarity, the perceived expendability of marginalized populations, and state-vested power. While this approach offers new pathways for environmental justice research, it overlooks the role of firms, suggesting a departure from long-standing political-economic theories, such as the treadmill of production (ToP), which elevate the importance of producers. In focusing on firms, we ask: how do firms operationalize diverse social forces to produce environmental injustice? (...)
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    Framing and reframing the environmental risks and economic benefits of ethanol production in Iowa.Carmen Bain & Theresa Selfa - 2013 - Agriculture and Human Values 30 (3):351-364.
    Recent research exposing environmental and social externalities of biofuels has undermined the earlier national consensus that they would provide climate mitigation and rural development benefits, but support for ethanol remains strong in Iowa. The objective of this paper is to understand how stakeholder groups in Iowa have framed the benefits and risks associated with ethanol’s impact on the local economy and environment. Our case study draws on in-depth, semi-structured interviews conducted with key informants from agricultural organizations, environmental organizations, (...)
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    Environmental justice in the American south: an analysis of black women farmworkers in Apopka, Florida.Anne Saville & Alison E. Adams - 2020 - Agriculture and Human Values 38 (1):193-204.
    Research has established that the burdens of externalities associated with industrial production are disproportionately borne by socially and politically vulnerable groups, and this is particularly true for farmworkers who are at high risk for environmental exposures and illnesses. The impacts of these risks are often compounded by farmworker communities’ social vulnerability. Yet, less is known about how the intersection of race, class, and gender can position some farmworkers to be at higher risk for particular types of oppressions. We extend (...)
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    Cell sociology and the problem of position effect: Pattern formation, origin and role of gradients.Rosine Chandebois - 1977 - Acta Biotheoretica 26 (4):203-238.
    The control of pattern formation and the significance of gradients is reconsidered on the basis of the concept of cell sociology (which takes into account continuous exchange of information between cells and the possibility of autonomous progression in differentiation). Not all traits of a pattern are imposed by a single prepattern, which would be an organized molecular framework or a gradient. Patterns are unfolded in steps; these are readjustments of a cell population to intrinsic and extrinsic changes in cell (...)
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    Sociological factors influencing the performance of organic activities in Iran.Kurosh Rezaei-Moghaddam & Mahsa Fatemi - 2020 - Life Sciences, Society and Policy 16 (1):1-16.
    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 current study aims to analyze the diffusion of organic agriculture to produce healthy food with the environmental sociology approach among farmers. The study was conducted using the survey research and (...)
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    Pragmatic sociology as political ecology: On the many worths of nature(s).Anders Blok - 2013 - European Journal of Social Theory 16 (4):492-510.
    This article engages the French pragmatism of Laurent Thévenot, Luc Boltanski and Bruno Latour in debates on how to forge a moral-political sociology of ecological valuation, justification and critique. Picking up the debate initiated by Thévenot on the possible emergence of a novel ‘green’ order of worth, the article juxtaposes the sociology of critical capacity of Boltanski and Thévenot with the actor-network theory of Bruno Latour. In doing so, the article suggests that each of these three pragmatic sociologists (...)
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    Sociological theory and the natural environment.Gavin Walker - 2005 - History of the Human Sciences 18 (1):77-106.
    In this article, I criticize environmental sociology’s conventional diagnosis of its methodological situation and overly narrow definition of its field. I argue for a greater engagement with the natural science base and consideration of anthropological approaches. I start with conceptual analysis, identifying the human-environment relationship as a pro-active two-way interaction. I then present an outline of global environmental dynamics, highlighting the unequal size of human activities on geosphere and biosphere scale, and the role of the biosphere as (...)
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    Environmental values and Americans’ beliefs about farm animal well-being.Mark Suchyta - 2021 - Agriculture and Human Values 38 (4):987-1001.
    Social scientists are increasingly interested in beliefs about farm animal well-being and the factors that predict these beliefs. Yet little attention has been given to the role of values, which social psychologists consider to be the building blocks of human cognition. This study draws from research on values in the environmental social sciences to examine the relationship between environmental values and Americans’ beliefs about farm animal well-being. It also makes a methodological contribution by demonstrating the importance of measuring (...)
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    Science in context: readings in the sociology of science.Barry Barnes & David O. Edge (eds.) - 1982 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    This collection of eighteen readings provides a basic text for undergraduates taking sociology of science courses. A general survey of articles published between 1961 and 1981, the book is also a useful overview for students taking courses in social and political studies of science; science, technology, and society; and "social issues" components of courses in the environmental sciences, geography, philosophy, and history of science. The editors have organized the book around "the relationship between the subculture of science and (...)
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    Intergenerational equity: environmental and cultural concerns.Thomas Cottier, Shaheeza Lalani & Clarence Siziba (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: Brill Nijhoff.
    Intergenerational Equity: Environmental and Cultural Concerns tackles intergenerational equity from various perspectives with a view to understanding what is fair and/or just within and among generations.
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    Three Decades of Environmental Values: Some Personal Reflections.Clive L. Spash - 2022 - Environmental Values 31 (1):1-14.
    The journal Environmental Values is thirty years old. In this retrospective, as the retiring Editor-in-Chief, I provide a set of personal reflections on the changing landscape of scholarship in the field. This historical overview traces developments from the journal's origins in debates between philosophers, sociologists, and economists in the UK to the conflicts over policy on climate change, biodiversity/non-humans and sustainability. Along the way various negative influences are mentioned, relating to how the values of Nature are considered in policy, (...)
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    The Sociology of Global Warming: A Scientometric Look.Riccardo Campa - 2021 - Studia Humana 10 (1):18-33.
    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 itself or the idea that it constitutes an existential threat for humanity. This lack of scientific unanimity (as well as differing political ideologies) ignites controversies in the political world, the mass (...)
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    Rethinking the green state: environmental governance towards climate and sustainability transitions.Karin Backstrand & Annica Kronsell (eds.) - 2015 - New York: Routledge, is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business.
    This innovative book is one of the first to conduct a systematic comprehensive analysis of the ideals and practices of the evolving green state. It draws on elements of political theory, feminist theory, post-structuralism, governance and institutional theory to conceptualise the green state and advances thinking on how to understand its emergence in the context of climate and sustainability transitions. Focusing on the state as an actor in environmental, climate and sustainability politics, the book explores different principles guiding the (...)
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    Urban environmental stewardship and civic engagement: how planting trees strengthens the roots of democracy.Dana Fisher - 2015 - New York, NY: Routledge. Edited by Erika S. Svendsen & James J. T. Connolly.
    Urban environmental stewardship and civic engagement -- Several million trees : how planting trees is changing our civic landscape -- Digging together : understanding environmental stewardship in New York City -- Seriously digging : why engaged stewards are different and why it matters -- Tangled roots : how volunteer stewards intertwine local environmental stewardship and democratic citizenship -- Implications for urban environmentalism, the environmental movement, and civic engagement in America.
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    “Organic” rice: different implications from process and product environmental verification approaches in Laos and Thailand.Ian G. Baird - forthcoming - Agriculture and Human Values:1-14.
    Approaches to environmental verification, broadly defined, including varieties of certification and testing, is always intended to change production processes, and cause structural changes. However, sometimes these approaches can differ substantially—based on values and objectives—and thus structure farming processes in varied ways. They can also affect nature-society relations, by determining what differences matter, emphasizing ways of assessing standards that are deemed important, and deciding whether those standards have been met. Here, I compare two types of environmental verification systems for (...)
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  28. Environmental Ethics in Modern Philosophy.Vyacheslav Kudashov - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 23:53-61.
    A brief history of environmental consciousness in the western world places our views in perspective and provides a context for understanding the maze of related and unrelated thoughts, philosophies, and practices that we call “environmentalism”. Environmental ethics is a collection of independent ethicalgeneralizations, not a tight, rationally ordered set of rules. Environmental ethics is a collection of interrelated independent tendencies - a process field that is brought together for a long time. Ethics really results from people’s perceptions, (...)
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  29. A faith-based environmental approach for people and the planet: Some inter-religious perspectives on our Earth-embeddedness.Antonino Puglisi & Johan Buitendag - 2022 - HTS Theological Studies 78 (2).
    For most people on our planet, spiritual values are vital in driving communitarian behaviour. It is becoming increasingly clear that a lasting and effective social commitment must consider cultural, sociological and religious dimensions. In particular, the current environmental crisis has demonstrated how effectively religious communities have mobilised to respond to climate change. With their emphasis on wisdom, social cohesion and interrelationships, religions can be a strategic player in ensuring effective integral human development. The ecological crisis is not just an (...)
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    Biophilic connections and environmental encounters in the urban age: frameworks and interdisciplinary practice in the built environment.Richard Coles - 2023 - New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Edited by Sandra Costa.
    This book draws on the authors' wide range of experience, to provide a greater understanding of the different dimensions of environmental engagement. It is essential reading for students, researchers, and practitioners of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, design and health sciences.
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    The environmental approach to prehistoric studies: Concepts and theories.Olena V. Smyntyna - 2003 - History and Theory 42 (4):44–59.
    This article examines the main approaches to prehistoric environmental studies. The history of theories and concepts used in contemporary prehistory, archaeology, cultural and social anthropology, ecology, sociology, psychology, and demography is discussed. The author concludes with a plea for the concept of “living space” as a way to address certain problems in interdisciplinary studies of prehistoric societies.
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    Not as natural as it seems: the social history of the environment in American sociology.Filip M. Alexandrescu - 2009 - History of the Human Sciences 22 (5):47-80.
    This article argues against Catton and Dunlap’s claims that the natural environment has been ignored or downplayed in American sociology before the emergence of environmental sociology in the 1970s. By reviewing a collection of 86 sociology textbooks between 1894 and 1980, the article provides quantitative evidence regarding the scope and types of references to the natural environment in mainstream sociology. The bulk of the article is based on an interpretive-historical analysis of the different representations of (...)
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    Evolutionary ontology — A somewhat sociological analysis.Bohuslav Binka - 2013 - Human Affairs 23 (4):518-527.
    The main aims of this paper are to establish the position of evolutionary ontology within the Czech environmental debate, to identify why its untapped potential may be an inspiration in other social science disciplines and, finally, to suggest that evolutionary ontology be reconfigured in a particular way so that it can capitalize on its potential. A brief introduction outlines the context and the main ideas of evolutionary ontology and is followed by a discussion of its weaknesses: an emphasis on (...)
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    Toward a Materialist Environmental Ethic.Anna L. Peterson - 2006 - Environmental Ethics 28 (4):375-393.
    Environmental ethics has been dominated by an idealist logic that limits its positive impact on the natural world about which environmental philosophers care deeply. Environmental ethicists need to alter the ways we think and talk about what we value and the relations among ideas, values, and actions. Drawing on the sociology of religion and Marxian philosophy among other sources, a new approach may increase our understanding of how ideas are lived out and how we might increase (...)
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    Agriculture and environment: friends or foes? Conceptualising agri-environmental discourses under the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy.Ilona Rac, Karmen Erjavec & Emil Erjavec - 2023 - Agriculture and Human Values 41 (1):147-166.
    The European Union’s common agricultural policy (CAP), in addition to its primary production and farm income goals, is a large source of funding for environmentally friendly agricultural practices. However, its schemes have variable success and uptake across member states (MS) and regions. This study tries to explain these differences by demonstrating differences between policy levels in the understanding of the relationship between nature and farming. To compare constructs and values of the respective policy communities, their discursive construction as it appears (...)
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  36. The Modern World-Systemas environmental history? Ecology and the rise of capitalism.Jason W. Moore - 2003 - Theory and Society 32 (3):307-377.
    This article considers the emergence of world environmental history as a rapidly growing but undertheorized research field. Taking as its central problematic the gap between the fertile theorizations of environmentally-oriented social scientists and the empirically rich studies of world environmental historians, the article argues for a synthesis of theory and history in the study of longue dureesocio-ecological change. This argument proceeds in three steps. First, I offer an ecological reading of Immanuel Wallerstein's The Modern World-System. Wallerstein's handling of (...)
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    Toward a Materialist Environmental Ethic.Anna L. Peterson - 2006 - Environmental Ethics 28 (4):375-393.
    Environmental ethics has been dominated by an idealist logic that limits its positive impact on the natural world about which environmental philosophers care deeply. Environmental ethicists need to alter the ways we think and talk about what we value and the relations among ideas, values, and actions. Drawing on the sociology of religion and Marxian philosophy among other sources, a new approach may increase our understanding of how ideas are lived out and how we might increase (...)
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    Food justice in Vermont’s environmentally vulnerable communities.Qing Ren, Bindu Panikkar, Teresa Mares, Linda Berlin & Claire Golder - forthcoming - Agriculture and Human Values:1-15.
    In this study, we examine cases of food insecurity and food justice issues in Vermont’s environmentally vulnerable communities. Using a structured door-to-door survey (n = 569), semi-structured interviews (n = 32), and focus groups (n = 5), we demonstrate that: (1) food insecurity in Vermont’s environmentally vulnerable communities is prominent and intersects with socioeconomic factors such as race and income, (2) food and social assistance programs need to be more accessible and address vicious cycles of multiple injustices, (3) an intersectional (...)
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    Regional political ecologies and environmental conflicts in India.Sarmistha Pattanaik & Amrita Sen (eds.) - 2023 - New York: Routledge.
    This book focuses on the regional political ecologies (RPEs) of environmental conflicts in India. It explores broadly, landscape-based analyses of political, economic and social issues, which impact environmental changes, challenges and conflicts at local and micro-local levels. The chapters in this volume examine the intervention of different stakeholders in the management of various regional ecological landscapes in India, including forests, rivers, canals, creeks and wetlands. The volume is an interdisciplinary endeavour, weaving together contextual narratives through a combination of (...)
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    The ‘Good Kiwi’ and the ‘Good Environmental Citizen’?: Dairy, national identity and complex consumption-related values in Aotearoa New Zealand.E. L. Sharp, A. Rayne & N. Lewis - forthcoming - Agriculture and Human Values:1-13.
    Alongside concerns for animal welfare, concerns for land, water, and climate are undermining established food identities in many parts of the world. In Aotearoa New Zealand, agrifood relations are bound tightly into national identities and the materialities of export dependence on dairying and agriculture more widely. Dairy/ing identities have been central to national development projects and the politics that underpin them for much of New Zealand’s history. They are central to an intransigent agrifood political ontology. For the last decade, however, (...)
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    The “revival” of civil society in Central Eastern Europe: New environmental and political movements.Davide Torsello - 2012 - Human Affairs 22 (2):178-195.
    The idea of civil society is one of the oldest and most contested in Western political and sociological thought. Among the social sciences, anthropology has been the discipline that has prompted the boldest critiques of the concept. This paper argues that the “revival” of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe in one particular field—that of environmental activism—has been contingent with the outcomes of EU enlargement policies. I introduce the case study of one of the most complex and contested (...)
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    A Philosophical and Sociological Basis for Upbringing and Education Microsystems in Modern Society.Rafiga J. Azimova - 2015 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 53 (3):231-241.
    This article focuses on some of the central issues of philosophy of education, such as the problem of acquisition of knowledge, the essence of human potential, the question of the foundation for a viable upbringing, and social dimensions of education. The article discusses one of the key problems of the global world - the problem of man considered in all complexity of the XXI century that presents serious challenges to human sustainability through predictable and unpredictable extreme events of the (...), social and political nature. (shrink)
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    Agencing an innovative territorial trade scheme between crop and livestock farming: the contributions of the sociology of market agencements to alternative agri-food network analysis.Ronan Le Velly & Marc Moraine - 2020 - Agriculture and Human Values 37 (4):999-1012.
    The aim of this article is to show the relevance of the sociology of market agencements for studying the creation of alternative agri-food networks. The authors start with their finding that most research into alternative agri-food networks takes a strictly informative, cursory look at the conditions under which these networks are gradually created. They then explain how the sociology of market agencements analyzes the construction of innovative markets and how it can be used in agri-food studies. The relevance (...)
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    Making a Difference: Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and Urban Energy Policies.Simon Marvin, Simon Guy & Robert Evans - 1999 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 24 (1):105-131.
    Infrastructure management has traditionally been based on a logic of predict and provide in which rising demand was met with an increase in infrastructure capacity. However, recent changes in political, economic, and environmental priorities mean that projects such as new roads, which simply expand supply, have become more controversial, and that reducing demand is now a key challenge. This article is about the different ways in which infrastructure managers have tried to achieve reductions in demand, as well as the (...)
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    Combining the best of two methodological worlds? Integrating Q methodology-based farmer archetypes in a quantitative model of agri-environmental scheme uptake.Heidi Leonhardt, Michael Braito & Reinhard Uehleke - 2021 - Agriculture and Human Values 39 (1):217-232.
    Increasing farmers’ acceptance and adoption of environmentally beneficial farming practices is essential for mitigating negative impacts of agriculture. To support adoption through policy, it is necessary to understand which types of farms or farmers do or do not apply such practices. However, farmers are not a homogeneous group and their behavior is subject to a complex array of structural, socioeconomic, and socio-psychological influences. Reducing this complexity, farmer typologies or archetypes are useful tools for understanding differing motivations for the uptake of (...)
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    Constructing legitimacy for technologies developed in response to environmental regulation: the case of ammonia emission-reducing technology for the Flemish intensive livestock industry.Daniel van der Velden, Joost Dessein, Laurens Klerkx & Lies Debruyne - 2022 - Agriculture and Human Values 40 (2):649-665.
    This study is focused on unsustainable agri-food systems, especially intensive livestock farming and its resulting environmental harms. Specifically we focus on the development of technologies that seek to mitigate these environmental harms. These technologies are generally developed as incremental innovations in response to government regulation. Critics of these technological solutions allege that these developments legitimate unsustainable food production systems and are incapable of supporting agri-food systems transformation. At the same time, technology developers and other actors seek to present (...)
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    Latin American Environmental Thinking.Enrique Leff - 2012 - Environmental Ethics 34 (4):431-450.
    From the beginning of the environmental crisis, a constellation of ecosophies, theories, ideologies, discourses, and narratives have irrupted in the emergent complex ground of environmental philosophy and political ecology. In this non-unifyable field of forces, sociological analysis has been intended to sketch maps and derive typologies to order the different views and standpoints in science, ecological thinking, and environmental ethics so as to guide academic research or political action. From this will to set and settle differences in (...)
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    The influence of Ulrich Beck’s work on social-environmental studies in Brazil.Rodrigo Constante Martins - 2015 - Theory, Culture and Society 32 (7-8):342-345.
    This short article aims to reflect on the impacts of Ulrich Beck’s work in Brazilian sociology. Particularly, it will be argued that Beck’s work has had a significant impact on the establishment of the conceptual field of environmental sociology in Brazil. His book Risk Society, for instance, had a great influence – since the late 1980s – among the Brazilian research groups dedicated to the debate on the relationship between society and nature in modern contexts. Although placed (...)
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    The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis: Rethinking Modernity in a New Epoch.Clive Hamilton & Christophe Bonneuil - 2015 - Routledge.
    The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis captures some of the radical new thinking prompted by the arrival of the Anthropocene and opens up the social sciences and humanities to the profound meaning of the new (...)
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  50. The Human Collective Causing of Environmental Problems and Theory of Collective Action.V. P. J. Arponen - 2013 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (1):47-65.
    A range of multidisciplinarily arguments and observations can and have been employed to challenge the view that the human relationship to nature is fundamentally a cognitive matter of collectively held cultural ideas and values about nature. At the same time, the very similar cognitivist idea of collective sharing of conceptual schemes, normative orientations, and the like as the engine of collective action remains the chief analytic tool offered by many influential philosophical and sociological theories of collective action and human sociality (...)
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