Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives by Riley E. Dunlap, Robert J. Brulle

By Riley E. Dunlap, Robert J. Brulle

Weather swap is likely one of the most important problems with the twenty-first century, providing a tremendous highbrow problem to either the common and social sciences. whereas there was major growth in usual technological know-how figuring out of weather swap, social technological know-how analyses haven't been as totally built. Climate swap and Society breaks new theoretical and empirical flooring by means of providing weather switch as a completely social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, associations, and cultural practices.

This selection of essays summarizes latest techniques to knowing the social, monetary, political, and cultural dimensions of weather swap. From the criteria that force carbon emissions to these which effect societal responses to weather switch, the quantity presents a finished assessment of the social dimensions of weather swap. a better realizing of the advanced dating among weather switch and society is vital for editing ecologically damaging human behaviors and institutional practices, growing simply and powerful environmental regulations, and constructing a extra sustainable destiny. Climate switch and Society presents a useful gizmo in efforts to combine social technology examine, common technology examine, and policymaking concerning weather swap and sustainability.

Produced via the yankee Sociological Association's job strength on Sociology and worldwide weather switch, this publication offers a hard shift from the normal weather swap discourse, and provides a priceless source for college students, students, and execs excited by weather switch learn and coverage.

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