The Resource The social construction of nature : a sociology of ecological enlightenment, Klaus Eder ; introduction and parts I and II translated by Mark Ritter

The social construction of nature : a sociology of ecological enlightenment, Klaus Eder ; introduction and parts I and II translated by Mark Ritter

Label
The social construction of nature : a sociology of ecological enlightenment
Title
The social construction of nature
Title remainder
a sociology of ecological enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Klaus Eder ; introduction and parts I and II translated by Mark Ritter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • The Social Construction of Nature is a critical examination of the relationship between nature and culture. Eder demonstrates that our ideas of nature are culturally determined and explains how the interaction between modern industrial societies and nature is increasingly violent and destructive. Through a careful analysis of symbolism, ritual and taboo, Eder questions the view of nature as an object. Showing how nature is socially constructed, the work presents a critique of Marx and Durkheim while offering a radical reinterpretation of the relation between society, culture and nature. The Social Construction of Nature concludes with an examination of the symbolic basis of the modern politics of nature. Using a culturalist interpretation, Eder explains how environmentalism, and the social construction of nature, is a key index of social order and structure
  • This is a unique and agenda-setting interpretation of nature and ecology that will become the essential reference in any debate on environmental politics and sociology
Member of
Cataloging source
TOC
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.E3413 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theory, culture & society
Label
The social construction of nature : a sociology of ecological enlightenment, Klaus Eder ; introduction and parts I and II translated by Mark Ritter
Publication
Note
Rev. translation of: Die Vergesellschaftung der Natur
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-231) and index
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Contents
1. The Theoretical Construction of Nature: A Critique of Naturalistic Theories of Evolution -- 2. The Evolution of the Societal Relationship to Nature as a Learning Process? An Ecological Critique of Practical Reason -- 3. Culinary Morality: a Comparative Analysis of Food Taboos -- 4. Carnivorous and Vegetarian Culture: Two Models of the Symbolic Organization of Society -- 5. The Modern Discourse on What to Eat: a Sociology of the Natural Foods Movement -- 6. Framing and Communicating Nature: the Political Transformation of Modern Environmentalism -- 7. The Politics of Nature: a New Politics?
Control code
000012752825
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 243 p.
Isbn
9780803978492
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
96069547
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.b19184219
System control number
  • 12752825mb
  • (OCoLC)37195188

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