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Thorstein Veblen's contribution to environmental sociology : essays in the political ecology of wasteful industrialism

Author: Ross E Mitchell
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features essays that focuses on the life, thought and writings of Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857-1929), the American political economist and sociologist. This volume examines Veblen's potential  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thorstein Veblen's contribution to environmental sociology.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)624750877
Named Person: Thorstein Veblen; Thorstein Veblen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Mitchell
ISBN: 9780773454156 0773454152
OCLC Number: 124074776
Description: v, 352 pages [6] pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: political ecology and Thorstein Veblen / Ross E. Mitchell --
Animism and the roots of a Veblenian political ecology / Sidney Plotkin --
Thorstein Veblen and the natural world / P.A. Saram --
Thorstein Veblen: pioneer in environmental sociology / Ross E. Mitchell --
Veblen, Innis, and the classic tradition: a North American economic sociology / Ross E. Mitchell --
The nobleness of labor and the instinct of workmanship: nature, work, gender, and politics in Harriet Martineau and Thorstein Veblen / Susan Hoecker-Drysdale --
Polemics against patriarchy: Thorstein Veblen on gender, nature, and the making of modern capitalist culture / Molly Talcott --
The spaces of individualization and capitalism: space and nature reflections in Simmel and Veblen / Matthias Gross and Ross E. Mitchell --
A tale of two parks: photography, pollution, and the "pecuniary canons of taste" / Keri Cronin --
Absentee ownership and resource-dependent communities: Veblen and beyond / Ross E. Mitchell --
Implications for political ecology in Veblen / Solidelle Wasser --
Recommended readings.
Responsibility: edited by Ross E. Mitchell ; with a foreword by Stephen Edgell.
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