Society and Nature: Changing Our Environment, Changing Ourselves
February 2004, Polity
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- Original and innovative guide to the sociology of the environment.
- Covers all the key issues and debates including: society, nature and the enlightenment; industry and environmental transformation; commodification; consumption; the network society and human identity; human biology; citizenship; and new social movements.
- Argues that environmental degradation is largely due to humanity’s narcissistic demand that the environment be made into a commodity to be consumed.
- Contains a number of useful student features: summary boxes, links to relevant websites and a comprehensive guide to further reading.
The author's insight won this book the American Sociological Association's Outstanding Publication Award 2006, in the Environment and Technology section.