It also covers sociological ideas such as risk, interpretations of nature, environmental realism, ecological modernization and globalization. The Sociology of Globalization -- 2. This yoghurt-top slogan therefore offers a very suitable text for this book since it unquestioningly asserts, and accordingly invites us to investigate, the links between environmental issues and cultural representations of the planet or the globe. They have pointed to the huge rise in international communications, to the power of global financiers and to apparent increases in the cultural homogeneity of the world as movies, musicians and sports stars are enjoyed and celebrated world-wide. De conclusie is dat het boek, hoewel de uitwerking hier en daar wat overspannen en eenzij-dig constructivistisch is, over het geheel genomen als een geslaagde en goed geschreven analyse kan worden beschouwd.
Today's environmental policy is based on a totally different philosophy. This entirely justifies his bold subtitle and sets the scene for a survey of how useful sociological theories of globalization are in approaching the main problems of theorizing and researching the environment. The Environment: A Sociological Introduction is unique in presenting environmental issues at an introductory level that assumes no specialist knowledge on the part of readers. Logically, this approach leads to a brief discussion of the discourse and practice of alternatives to the mainstream political and development processes. The primary objective of Steven Yearley's new book is to apply globalization theory to the environment. At first glance, it appears a perfect match. But the approach ignores the extent to which nation-states are imagined entities, just as the globe is an imagined entity.
In 2010, Yearley was elected Fellow of the. On its own terms, the book is worthwhile. Sociology, environmentalism, globalization reinventing the globe. William Breslin eds , International Environmental Treaty Making. Science may be able to establish the facts, but it cannot determine which of the facts should serve as guideposts to policy.
Boekbespreking Steven Y earley, Sociology, environmentalism, globalization: Reinventing the globe. In relation to the first of these, images of an imperilled global environment are repeatedly brought to our attention in the logos of environmental groups, in media coverage of environmental issues, in official publications from governments and the United Nations, and in advertising campaigns. Een aantal verschijnselen die in toenemende mate een mondiaal karakter hebben worden in het globaliseringsdebat veelvuldig geanalyseerd, zoals de wereldwijde kapitaalmarkten, de ver-spreiding van internationale communicatie, de groei van gemeenschappelijke cultuur waar-bij inbegrepen de uniformering van consumptiegoederen en de toename van internationale handelsverdragen. After only a few years of existence, globalization has become so orthodox that it is now path-breaking to recall that the world is filled with self-interested actors, especially nation-states. It seems to imply that the company has a strong environmental conscience. In other words, the implementation of policy has a more interactive nature.
Is the money, for instance, distributed equally by country, or according to the number of citizens? These actors are also involved in bringing environmental policy into practice. In relation to the second point, the last years of the century have seen social scientists increasingly turn their attention to global phenomena. This particular paradigm shift is based on the fact that a radical change has taken shape over the years in the way environmental issues are handled. This authoritative book brings together the sociologies of globalization and the environment in one volume. A concise, authoritative book, Sociology, Environmentalism, Globalization brings together the literature on globalization and the sociology of the environment in one readable volume. The chapter examines pollution, various kinds of resources including water supplies , population and biological diversity, arguing in each instance that a case can be made out for interpreting these environmental issues as having global dimensions.
It also introduces sociological and philosophical writing about so-called universal concepts such as truth, justice or rationality — concepts which, because of their universal reach, have frequently been called on to describe and analyse global phenomena. Even the role of science as arbiter of quarrels about pollution, for example, is questioned' - New Scientist. The E-mail message field is required. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations. Previously, environmental policy had always been characterised by is top-down approach in which government determined the actual objectives of policy and assumed that it could win over business, non governmental organisations and citizens to act in line with those objectives. Both timely and thought provoking, Sociology, Environmentalism, Globalization provides quality material for students and professionals in social theory and environmental studies.
If it is the latter, then action must be taken in the North, where consumption is highest. At least to me, the slogan initially makes perfect sense. A short time ago, this would have been the only conceivable view. A carefully assembled glossary and annotated further reading suggestions also help to bring ideas to life. The key point is not whether, in fact, the United Kingdom emits more greenhouse gases than Morocco. .
Even the role of science as arbiter of quarrels about pollution, for example, is questioned' - New Scientist Read more. Steven Yearley argues that environmental issues have received scant attention in the general debate on globalization even though environmentalists have been very successful in capturing the language and imagery of the globe. In 2005, he wrote Making Sense of Science: Understanding the Social Study of Science. Unlike many other texts in the field, the book takes a long-term view, locating environmental dilemmas within the context of social development and globalization. Rather, it has come to crystallize and embody a certain way of looking at the globe, as an entity in need of environmental protection. Steven Yearley argues that environmental issues have received scant attention in the general debate on globalization even though environmentalists have been very successful in capturing the language and imagery of the globe.