||Acknowledgments -- Preface. Introduction: environmental problems require social solutions / Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille and Leslie King. Part 1 Imagining nature : Nature's looking glass / Hillary Angelo and Colin Jerolmack. Part 2 Political economy : Why ecological revolution? / John Bellamy Foster -- The unfair trade-off: globalization and the export of ecological hazards / Daniel Faber -- The tragedy of the commodity: the overexploitation of the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery / Stefano B. Longo and Rebecca Clausen -- Ecological modernization at work? Environmental policy reform in Sweden at the turn of the century / Benjamin Vail -- A tale of contrasting trends: three measures of the ecological footprint in China, India, Japan, and the United States, 1961-2003 / Richard York, Eugene A. Rosa, and Thomas Dietz. Part 3 Race, class, gender, and the environment : The Du Bois nexus: intersectionality, political economy, and environmental injustice in the Peruvian guano trade in the 1800s / Brett Clark, Daniel Auerbach, and Karen Xuan Zhang -- Ruin's progeny: race, environment, and Appalachia's coal camp blacks / Karida L. Brown, Michael W. Murphy, and Appollonya M. Porcelli -- Environmental apartheid: eco-health and rural marginalization in South Africa / Valerie Stull, Michael M. Bell, and Mpumelelo Ncwadi -- Turning public issues into private troubles: lead contamination, domestic labor, and the exploitation of women / Lois Bryson, Kathleen McPhillips, and Kathryn Robinson. Part 4 Media : Media framing of body burdens: precautionary consumption and the individualization of risk / Norah MacKendrick -- Legitimating the environmental injustices of war: toxic exposures and media silence in Iraq and Afghanistan / Eric Bonds. Part 5 Disaster : The BP disaster as an Exxon Valdez rerun / Liesel Ashley Ritchie, Duane A. Gill, and J. Steven Picou -- Silent spill: the organization of an industrial crisis / Thomas D. Beamish -- Left to change: Hurricane Katrina and the story of two New Orleans neighborhoods / Steve Kroll-Smith, Vern Baxter, and Pam Jenkins. Part 6 Social movements : People want to protect themselves a little bit: emotions, denial, and social movement nonparticipation / Kari Marie Norgaard -- Environmental threats and political opportunities: citizen activism in the North Bohemian coal basin / Thomas E. Shriver, Alison E. Adams, and Stefano B. Longo -- Politics by other greens: the importance of transnational environmental justice movement networks / David N. Pellow. Part 6 Changes in progress : Ontologies of sustainability in ecovillage culture: integrating ecology, economics, community, and consciousness / Karen Liftin -- Plans for pavement or for people? The politics of bike lanes on the "paseo boricua" in Chicago, Illinois / Amy Lubitow, Bryan Zinschlag, and Nathan Rochester -- Campus alternative food projects and food service realities: alternative strategies / Peggy F. Barlett -- From the new ecological paradigm to total liberation: the emergence of a social movement frame / David N. Pellow and Hollie Nyseth Brehm. Index.
||Illustrates how sociological perspectives can help us better understand the causes and consequences of environmental problems and provides examples of efforts to ameliorate these problems. The fourth edition of this environmental sociology reader includes 22 edited excerpts (10 of them new to this edition) that address, among other things, environmental inequalities, knowledge creation, media, and perspectives on disaster. The selected pieces use a variety of sociological perspectives, including environmental justice, power structure research, ecological modernization, ecological footprint, and more, to examine a wide range of environment-related topics.