The Resource Environment and social theory, John Barry

Environment and social theory, John Barry

Label
Environment and social theory
Title
Environment and social theory
Statement of responsibility
John Barry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Environment and Social Theory outlines the complex interlinking of the environment, nature and social theory from ancient and pre-modern thinking to contemporary social theorising. It explores the essentially contested character of the environment and nature within social theory, and draws attention to the need for critical analysis whenever the term 'nature' and 'environment' are used in debate and argument. Drawing on a broad understanding of social theory, the book examines the ways major religions such as Judaeo-Christianity have and continue to conceptualise the environment as well as analysing the way the nonhuman environment plays important roles in Western thinkers such as Rousseau, Malthus, Marx, Darwin, Mill to Freud, Horkheimer and the Frankfurt School."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF21
LC item number
.B28 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Routledge introductions to environment series
  • Routledge introductions to the environment
Label
Environment and social theory, John Barry
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-344) and index
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Contents
Introduction : the environment and social theory -- 1. 'Nature', 'environment' and social theory -- 2. The role of the environment historically within social theory -- 3. The uses of 'nature' and the nonhuman world in social theory : pre-enlightenment and Enlightenment accounts -- 4. Twentieth-century social theory and the nonhuman world -- 5. Right-wing reactions to the environment and environmental politics -- 6. Left-wing reactions to the environment and environmental politics -- 7. Gender, the nonhuman world and social thought -- 8. The environment and economic thought -- 9. Risk, environment and postmodernism -- 10. Ecology, biology and social theory -- 11. Greening social theory
Control code
000040464417
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xv, 350 p.
Isbn
9780203099223
Lccn
2006020746
Other physical details
ill.
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.b2226808x
System control number
  • sr2226808x
  • (OCoLC)70232283

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