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Yearley, Steven

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Works: 31 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 4,195 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Steven Yearley
Making sense of science : understanding the social study of science by Steven Yearley( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume demystifies science studies and bridges the divide between social theory and the sociology of science
The Sage dictionary of sociology by Steve Bruce( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 1000 entries on key concepts and theorists, The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology provides full coverage of the field, clarifying the technical use of apparently common words, explaining the fundamentals concepts, and introducing new and unfamiliar terms. A humorous, enjoyable read, this book provides authoritative, reliable definitions, accessible 'digests' of key arguments, contemporary, and appealing illustrations of points.--[Publisher description]
Cultures of environmentalism : empirical studies in environmental sociology by Steven Yearley( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As environmental issues increasingly impinge on society, sociologists have turned their attention to nature and the environment. However, unlike the majority of sociological work on environmental issues, which has too often been dominated by abstract theoretical disputes, this book concentrates on empirical studies in environmental sociology. It shows what sociologists can bring to current debates over environmental topics (including genetic modification) and - using the author's first-hand research - demonstrates how sociologists can best pursue practical work on environmental topics
The green case : a sociology of environmental issues, arguments, and politics by Steven Yearley( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New reproductive technologies( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1987 British Sociological Association annual conference held in Leeds, England
Deciphering science and technology : the social relations of expertise( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Green Case (Routledge Revivals) : a Sociology of Environmental Issues, Arguments and Politics by Steven Yearley( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1991, this title provides a comprehensive and objective account of the basis of 'green' arguments and their social and political implications. By the beginning of the 1990s, environmental awareness had become widespread, popular, and fashionable throughout the West, adopted by politicians, manufacturers and advertising agencies. The book sets out to explain why and how the 'green wave' developed, and examines the forces still shaping green politics and policies at an international level. With important implications across the fields of Sociology, Development Studies and E
Protecting the periphery : environmental policy in peripheral regions of the European Union( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The occupational culture, organization and exploitability of scientific work by Steven Yearley( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science by Steven Yearley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's significant about the environmentalist critique of science? by Steven Yearley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yearly discusses four components of environmentalists' general cynicism toward scientific "impartiality", as well as science's response to this critique and its implications
Internationalization and small-country science: ironies from the Irish case by Steven Yearley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yearly discusses the development of scientific policy in Ireland, especially since the country has been partitioned. His talk focuses on how science and technology are treated with regard to the current economic climate and Ireland's nationalistic attitude towards science
Scotland's rubbish : domestic recycling, policy and practice in everyday life by Fraser Andrew Stewart( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obesity : a historical account of the construction of a modern epidemic by Isabel Fletcher( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis describes the development of the idea of an 'obesity epidemic' that figures prominently in contemporary public health discourse. It uses conceptual approaches from Science and Technology Studies and the history of medicine to analyse changing ideas about obesity, particularly as formulated and mobilised by British researchers from the 1960s onwards, to show how excess body weight became understood as a significant public health problem in this period. The thesis begins by describing the post-war refocusing of medical attention in developed countries from infectious diseases, the rates of which are falling, to chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke. Heart disease, in particular, became seen as an 'epidemic'. After World War II, increase research funding by the American government made possible the development of a new research method - the long-term prospective epidemiological study - and a new way of understanding chronic diseases as caused by risk factors such as high blood pressure, cigarette smoking and high blood cholesterol. Excess body weight was includes in this list of risk factors, and so became an object in increased medical attention. The thesis then outlines how a new public health coalition was formed around obesity in the 1970s by British biomedical researchers working on topics in the fields of nutrition, diabetes and coronary heart disease. It describes the development of what I call the 'individual paradigm' of obesity which characterises the condition as an individual problem that leads to heart disease and mechanical complaints and is treatable by weight loss diets. It then describes two key features of British obesity science in the 1980s and 1990s. The first of these is the adoption of the Body Mass Index and the standard cut-off points that are used to define overweight and obesity, which together facilitate the collection and dissemination of data on changes in average body weights, The second is the energy balance model of weight regulation, which served to unify the diverse disciplinary approaches to biomedical research incorporated into this new knowledge, but which could not account for the high rates of failure acknowledged as occurring with conventional treatments such as weight loss diets, anorectic drugs and bariatric surgery. The thesis describes how researchers in the field of obesity science than extended their institutional research to participate in the production of a series of reports for the World Health Organization, including one on the global epidemic of obesity published in 2000. This new platform, combined with data produced by prospective studies, enabled them to disseminate a new understanding of obesity and overweight - what I call the 'environmental paradigm' - which characterises it as a global health problem associated with an increased risk of many diseases and caused by structural factors such as inappropriate diet and sedentary lifestyles. Despite refocusing attention of structural determinants of ill health, however, public health experts were constrained by considerations of political practicality and commercial interest when calling for preventive measures in the areas of diet and physical activity. The thesis concludes by considering the different ways in which scholars have theorised the epidemiological transition from infectious to chronic disease. Drawing on approaches from the health inequalities literature, it argues that the conventional framings of chronic disease epidemiology have tended systematically to obscure structural links between obesity and other forms of diet-related ill health on the one hand, and relative poverty on the other
Biotechnology : for or against : public beliefs, attitudes and understanding : report by Steven Yearley( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food frights? : genetically modified foods( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel forum, held April 11, 2002, that explores the health, environmental, social, ethical, and policy controversies surrounding the addition of genetically modified foods to our diet
Imputing intentionality : Popper, demarcation and Darwin, Freud and Marx by Steven Yearley( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Environmentalism and cultural theory : exploring the role of anthropology in environmental discourse by Kay Milton( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the attention paid by social scientists to environmental issues, and a gradual acknowledgement, in the wider community, of the role of social science in the public debate on sustainability. At the same time, the concept of `culture', once the property of anthropologists has gained wide currency among social scientist. These trends have taken place against a growing perception, among specialist and public, of the global nature of contemporary issues. This book shows how an understanding of culture can throw light on the way environmental issues are perceived and interpreted, both by local communities and within the contemporary global arena.Taking an anthropological approach the book examines the relationship between human culture and human ecology, and considers how a cultural approach to the study of environmental issues differs from other established approaches in social science. This book adds significantly to our understanding of environmentalism as a contemporary phenomenon, by demonstrating the distinctive contribution of social and cultural anthropology to the environmental debate. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in the fields of social science and the environment
To see China in a grain of genetically modified rice : a case study on the governance of agricultural biotechnology in China by Moxuan Li( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Citizen participation in environmental assessment( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Sage dictionary of sociology
Alternative Names
Steven Yearley British sociologist

Steven Yearley Brits socioloog

Steven Yearley sociólogo británico

Steven Yearley sociologo britannico

Yearley, Steven

Yearly, Steven

بيرلى، ستيفن، 1956-

ستيفن ييرلى، 1956-

Languages
English (124)

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The Sage dictionary of sociologyCultures of environmentalism : empirical studies in environmental sociologyThe New reproductive technologiesDeciphering science and technology : the social relations of expertiseProtecting the periphery : environmental policy in peripheral regions of the European Union