Environment and Society
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Environment and Society

A Critical Introduction

Paul Robbins, John G. Hintz, Sarah A. Moore

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Environment and Society

A Critical Introduction

Paul Robbins, John G. Hintz, Sarah A. Moore

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A comprehensive yet accessible introduction to theconceptualtoolsused to explore real-world environmental problems

Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction, Third Edition demonstrates how theoretical approachessuch as environmental ethics, political economy, andsocial constructionwork asconceptualtools toidentify andclarifycontemporary environmentalissues.Assuming no background knowledge in the subject, thisreader-friendlytextbook uses clear language and engaging examplestofirstdescribenine keyconceptual tools, and thenapplythem to a variety of familiar objects—frombottled water and Frenchfriestotrees, wolves, and carbon dioxide.Throughout the text, highly accessiblechapters provide insight intothe relationship between the environment and present-day society.

Divided intotwo parts, thetextbegins by explainingmajortheoreticalapproachesforinterpreting the environment-society relationshipanddiscussingdifferent perspectives about environmental problems. Part II examines a series of objects, each viewed througha sample ofthetheoreticaltoolsfrom Part I, helping readers think critically aboutcritical environmentaltopics such as deforestation, climate change, the global water supply, andhazardouse-waste.Thisfully revised third edition stresses a wider range of competing ways of thinking about environmental issuesand features additionalcases studies, up-to-dateconceptual understandings, andnew chapters in PartIonracializdenvironmentsand feminist approaches.Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction, Third Edition:

  • Coverstheoretical lensessuch ascommodities, environmental ethics, andrisks and hazards, and applies them totouchstone environment-societyobjects likewolves, tuna, trees, and carbon dioxide
  • Usesaconversational narrative to explainkey historicalevents, topical issues and policies, andscientific concepts
  • Featuressubstantial revisions and updates, including new chapters on feminismand race, andimproved maps and illustrations
  • Includes a wealth of in-book and online resources, including exercisesandboxed discussions, chapter summaries, review questions, references, suggested readings, an online test bank, and internet links
  • Providesadditionalinstructorsupport such assuggested teaching models, full-colorPowerPoint slides, and supplementary teaching material

Retaining theinnovative approachof its predecessors, Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction, Third Edition remains the ideal textbook for courses inenvironmental issues, environmental science, andnatureandsociety theory.

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APA 6 Citation
Robbins, P., Hintz, J., & Moore, S. (2022). Environment and Society (3rd ed.). Wiley. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/3290633/environment-and-society-a-critical-introduction-pdf (Original work published 2022)
Chicago Citation
Robbins, Paul, John Hintz, and Sarah Moore. (2022) 2022. Environment and Society. 3rd ed. Wiley. https://www.perlego.com/book/3290633/environment-and-society-a-critical-introduction-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Robbins, P., Hintz, J. and Moore, S. (2022) Environment and Society. 3rd edn. Wiley. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3290633/environment-and-society-a-critical-introduction-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Robbins, Paul, John Hintz, and Sarah Moore. Environment and Society. 3rd ed. Wiley, 2022. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.