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Sociology and the Environment

A Critical Introduction to Society, Nature and Knowledge

by Alan Irwin

  • 396 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Polity Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • The Environment,
  • Nature,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Sociology - General,
  • HUMAN BEINGS_EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENT ON,
  • SOCIOLOGY_PHILOSOPHY,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • General,
  • Environmental policy,
  • Human ecology,
  • Social aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9511775M
    ISBN 100745613608
    ISBN 109780745613604


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ThisFile Size: KB. Environmental sociology is a subfield of the wider discipline in which researchers and theorists focus on the relationships between society and the environment.

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