Continuities in Sociological Human Ecology

  • Michael Micklin
  • Dudley L. PostonJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael Micklin, Dudley L. Poston Jr.
      Pages 1-8
  3. Conceptual and Theoretical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Amos H. Hawley
      Pages 11-25
    3. Dudley L. Poston Jr., W. Parker Frisbie
      Pages 27-50
    4. Michael Micklin, David F. Sly
      Pages 51-66
    5. Paul R. Eberts
      Pages 67-83
    6. Charles E. Bidwell, John D. Kasarda
      Pages 85-116
    7. W. Parker Frisbie, Abdullah H. M. Al-Khalifah
      Pages 117-130
    8. Steve H. Murdock, Don E. Albrecht
      Pages 131-156
  4. Empirical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. W. Parker Frisbie, Abdullah H. M. Al-Khalifah
      Pages 217-239
    3. Michael Xinxiang Mao
      Pages 241-250
    4. Thomas A. Hirschl, Dudley L. Poston Jr., W. Parker Frisbie
      Pages 251-267
    5. Sean-Shong Hwang, Steve H. Murdock
      Pages 269-282
    6. Dudley L. Poston Jr., Michael Micklin, Jing Shu
      Pages 283-298
    7. Steve H. Murdock, Don E. Albrecht
      Pages 299-316
    8. Mark A. Fossett, M. Therese Seibert, Cynthia M. Cready
      Pages 317-344
  5. Epilogue

    1. Amos H. Hawley
      Pages 345-349
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-373

About this book


The completion of this volume would not have been possible without the generous and dedicated help of numerous people. The book had its genesis in a conference held at Cornell University in the fall of 1990 that was organized by Dudley Poston, Paul Eberts, and Michael Hannan, all professors at the time at Cornell. With the very generous financial assistance of David Call, then the dean of Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Poston, Eberts, and Hannan put together a two-day conference oflectures and papers by human ecologists from Cornell University and elsewhere. The conference focused on sociological human ecology and celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Amos Hawley's Human Ecology (Ronald Press 1950). Professor Hawley was the keynote speaker at the conference. Many of the authors of the chapters in this volume presented earlier versions at the Cornell conference in 1990. Cornell's Departments of Rural Sociology and Sociology also contrib­ uted financial assistance; however, without Dean Call's very generous support, the conference would not have been possible. A few months after the conference, Poston and Michael Micklin discussed the possibility of asking the various authors of the Cornell conference papers to revise them for publication in a volume on sociological human ecology. Many opted to do so, but others did not because of time and other kinds of commitments and constraints.


Demographic change Demography Nation Segregation ecology ecosystem environment environmental protection sociology sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Micklin
    • 1
  • Dudley L. PostonJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Biobehavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Scientific ReviewNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9843-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9841-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6784
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