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Szasz, Andrew 1947-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,806 library holdings
Genres: Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HC110.E5, 339.470973
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Most widely held works about Andrew Szasz
 
Most widely held works by Andrew Szasz
Shopping our way to safety : how we changed from protecting the environment to protecting ourselves by Andrew Szasz( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many Americans today rightly fear that they are constantly exposed to dangerous toxins in their immediate environment: tap water is contaminated with chemicals; foods contain pesticide residues, hormones, and antibiotics; even the air we breathe, outside and indoors, carries invisible poisons. Yet we have responded not by pushing for governmental regulation, but instead by shopping. What accounts for this swift and dramatic response? And what are its unintended consequences?" "Andrew Szasz examines this phenomenon in Shopping Our Way to Safety. Within a couple of decades, he reveals, bottled water and water filters, organic food, "green" household cleaners and personal hygiene products, and "natural" bedding and clothing have gone from being marginal, niche commodities to becoming mass consumer items. Szasz sees these fatalistic, individual responses to collective environmental threats as an inverted form of quarantine, aiming to shut the healthy individual in and the threatening world out." "Szasz argues that when consumers believe that they are indeed buying a defense from environmental hazards, they feel less urgency to actually do something to fix them. To achieve real protection and real security, he concludes, we must give up the illusion of individual solutions and together seek substantive reform."--Jacket
EcoPopulism : toxic waste and the movement for environmental justice by Andrew Szasz( )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reconstructs the growth of a powerful movement around the question of toxic waste, following the issue as it moves from the world of "official" policymaking in Washington, onto the nation's television screens and into popular consciousness, and then into America's neighborhoods, spurring the formation of thousands of local, community-based groups. Szasz shows how, in less than a decade, a rich infrastructure of more permanent social organizations emerged from this movement, expanding its focus to include issues like municipal waste, military toxics, and pesticides. In its s
Ecology and the world-system by Walter L Goldfrank( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Integrating environmental and world-systems analyses in chapters ranging from the ancient to the contemporary, from the global to the local, from West to East, and from North to South, this book is the first collection to analyze environmental issues from the world-systems perspective. The introduction provides Immanuel Wallerstein's fullest explication of the role of ecological constraints in the world-system. Early chapters diagnose the increasing environmental threats to global sustainability and suggest ways to arrive at an integrated theoretical understanding of those threats. The work then shows the historical and geographical range necessary to do justice to ecological considerations in chapters considering ancient civilizations, capitalism, the circumpolar North, the dam-builders of Asia, and the polluters of East Central Europe. The final chapters analyze the successes and limits of environmental movements in the United States, South Africa, and South Korea."--Pub. desc
How the world's religions are responding to climate change : social scientific investigations by Robin Globus Veldman( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A growing chorus of voices has suggested that the world's religions may become critical actors as the climate crisis unfolds, particularly in light of international paralysis on the issue. In recent years, many faiths have begun to address climate change and its consequences for human societies, especially the world's poor. This is the first volume to use social science to examine how religions are helping to address one of the most significant and far-reaching challenges of our time. While there is a growing literature in theology and ethics about climate change and religion, little research has been previously published about the ways in which religious institutions, groups and individuals are responding to the problem of climate change. Seventeen research-driven chapters are written by sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and other social scientists. This book explores what effects religions are having, what barriers they are running into or creating, and what this means for the global struggle to address climate change
The road to European monetary union by André Szász( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains the political background, and describes the decision-making leading to European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). As a former central banker who participated in the process for three decades, Andre Szasz is uniquely placed to add practical insights to his theoretical and historical research. Political rather than economic considerations were decisive in establishing EMU
Environmental protection and the grass roots by Andrew Szasz( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of socil regulation : a study of the formation and evolution of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by Andrew Szasz( )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FUTURE : exploring the sociology of climate change by Andrew Szasz( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Clara County toxics and demographics maps by Andrew Szasz( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ecology and the World-system (Contributions in economics and economic history, Studies in the political economy of the world-system 211) by Walter L Goldfrank( Book )

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

The policy-driven transformation of labor conditions in health care : the case of home health care by Andrew Szasz( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The contemporary environmental movement in the U.S. by Andrew Szasz( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Shopping our way to safety : how we changed from protecting the environment to protecting ourselves
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EcoPopulism : toxic waste and the movement for environmental justiceEcology and the world-systemThe road to European monetary unionEnvironmental protection and the grass roots
Alternative Names
Andrew Szasz American university teacher

Andrew Szasz Amerikaans hoogleraar

Andrew Szasz profesor universitario estadounidense

Andrew Szasz US-amerikanischer Umweltsoziologe

Szasz, Andrew

Languages
English (61)