Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
1 29-13 welcome introduction to environ sociology
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

1 29-13 welcome introduction to environ sociology

375
views

Published on


0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
375
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • Here are some definitions found in textbooks on sociology [You do not need to remember these!]:“Scientific study of ‘Society’” [But what is ‘society’?]“systematic study of human groups.”“scientific study of human groups”“scientific study of human behavior, social groups, and society”“systematic study of society and human behavior.”
  • Transcript

    • 1. Welcome toEnvironmental Sociology! John Bradford, Ph.D.
    • 2. What is Sociology?My favorite definitions: (these mean basically the same thing)1. The scientific study of inter-actions and relations among human beings2. The study of how people influence one another and the (intended and unintended) consequences of these influences.
    • 3. What is ‘Environmental Sociology?’• The Study of the Relationship between Societies (people) and their Natural Environments – Co-relation; Co-evolution; Inter-dependence; ‘Feedback’ (reciprocal, two-way causality); Dialogue, Dialectical• “Environmental sociology is ultimately about the study of community in the largest possible sense.” (Bell) NATURE SOCIETY
    • 4. The Three Dimensions of Environmental Sociology1. Material- how consumption, the economy, technology, and population affect environmental conditions;2. Ideal- how patterns of thought, cultural practices, beliefs, and social experiences affect Taijitu environmental conditions3. Practical- what we can do to not only study these problems, but to ameliorate them
    • 5. CHAPTER ONE1. Sustainability: How long can we keep doing what we are doing? – Energy – Global Climate Change (Warming) – Ozone Depletion (‘Holes’) – Pollution: Acid Rain, Nuclear Waste, Oil Spills, ‘Smog’, Mountain Top Removal, ‘Fracking’, etc. – Species Extinction2. Environmental Justice: Who gets the ‘Goods’ and who gets the ‘Bads’?