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Climate change and society : sociological perspectives

Author: Riley E Dunlap; Robert J Brulle; American Sociological Association. Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Climate change is one of today's most important issues, presenting an intellectual challenge to the natural and social sciences. While there has been progress in natural science understanding of climate change, social science research has not been as fully developed. This collection of essays breaks new theoretical and empirical ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunlap, Riley E.
Society and Climate Change : Sociological Perspectives.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©2015
(DLC) 2015004447
(OCoLC)904011680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Riley E Dunlap; Robert J Brulle; American Sociological Association. Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change.
ISBN: 9780199356126 0199356122 9780199356133 0199356130
OCLC Number: 915560719
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 460 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Sociology and global climate change: introduction / Robert J. Brulle and Riley E. Dunlap --
The human (anthropogenic) driving forces of global climate change / Eugene A. Rosa, Thomas K. Rudel, Richard York, Andrew K. Jorgenson, and Thomas Dietz --
Organizations and markets / Charles Perrow and Simone Pulver --
Consumption and climate change / Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez and Juliet B. Schor with Wokje Abrahamse, Alison Hope Alkon, Jonn Axsen, Keith Brown, Rachel L. Shwom, Dale Southerton, and Harold Wilhite --
Climate justice and inequality / Sharon L. Harlan, David N. Pellow, and J. Timmons Roberts with Shannon Elizabeth Bell, William G. Holt, and Joane Nagel --
Adaptation to climate change / JoAnn Carmin, Kathleen Tierney, Eric Chu, Lori M. Hunter, J. Timmons Roberts, and Linda Shi --
Mitigating climate change / Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, Thomas K. Rudel, Kari Marie Norgaard, and Jeffrey Broadbent --
Civil society, social movements, and climate change / Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Robert J. Brulle, and Andrew Szasz --
Public opinion on climate change / Rachael L. Shwom, Aaron M. McCright, Steven R. Brechin with Riley E. Dunlap, Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, and Lawrence C. Hamilton --
Challenging climate change: the denial countermovement / Riley E. Dunlap and Aaron M. McCright --
The climate change divide in social theory / Robert J. Antonio and Brett Clark --
Methodological approaches for sociological research on climate change / Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Andrew K. Jorgenson, and Lawrence C. Hamilton --
Bringing sociology into climate change research and climate change into sociology: concluding observations / Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle.
Other Titles: Society and Climate Change :
Responsibility: edited by Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle, Report of the American Sociological Association's Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change.

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