Cultures of Environmentalism

Empirical Studies in Environmental Sociology

  • Steven Yearley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Studying Environmental Issues Sociologically

  3. Cultures of Movement: The Sociology of Environmental Movements and Problems

  4. Studies of Environment, Law and Public Policy

  5. Cultures of Knowing and Proving: Science, Evidence and the Environment

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-205

About this book


As environmental issues increasingly impinge on society, sociologists have turned their attention to nature and the environment. However, unlike the majority of sociological work on environmental issues, which has too often been dominated by abstract theoretical disputes, this book concentrates on empirical studies in environmental sociology. It shows what sociologists can bring to current debates over environmental topics (including genetic modification) and - using the author's first-hand research - demonstrates how sociologists can best pursue practical work on environmental topics.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Steven Yearley
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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