MAIS 590: Environmental Sociology Report a Broken Link

Students taking a reading course with Dr. Mike Gismondi in environmental sociology are asked to take advantage of the works collected here. The readings are grouped by major themes in this emerging area of sociology. Hot links will take you directly to the AU copy of the reading. If the readings are not hot linked, please try to find them at your local or regional library.

Unit 1


Environmental Sociology as a Discipline: Introduction

Murdoch, Jurdoch. (2001). Ecologising sociology: Actor-network theory, Co-construction and the Problem of Human Exemptionalism. Sociology, 35, 1, 111-133.

This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 2


Conceptualizing Nature
Lidskog, Rolf. (2001). The Re-Naturalization of Society? Environmental Challenges for Sociology. Current Sociology, 49, 1, 113-136.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 3


Political Ecology as Theory and Method

Unit 4


Marxism and the Environment
O’Connor, James. A Theoretical Introduction. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 1, 1.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Castree, Noel. (1996). Birds, Mice and Geography: Marxisms and Dialectics. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 21, 2, 342-362.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 5


Development, Post-development, and the Environment

Unit 6


The Political Ecology of Sustainable Development
Bryant, L. Raymond. (1991). Putting Politics First: The Political Ecology of Sustainable Development. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 1, 6, 164-166.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 7


Ecological Modernization: Theory and Practice
Buttel, H. Frederick. (2000). Reflections on the Potentials of Ecological Modernization as a Social Theory. Nature Sciences Sociétés, 8, 1, 5-12.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Jepson, Wendy E., Brannstrom, Christian, & de Souza, Renato Stancato. (2005). A Case of Contested Ecological Modernization: the Governance of Genetically Modified Crops in Brazil. Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy, 23, 2, 295-325.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 8


The Politics of Eco-feminism

Unit 9


Environmental Risk and Reflective Modernity
Elliott, Anthony. (2002). Beck's Sociology of Risk: A Critical Assessment. Sociology, 36, 293 - 315.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Rajan, S.R. (2002). Disaster, Development and Governance: Reflections on the 'Lessons' of Bhopal. Environmental Values, 11, 3, 369-394.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Pellizzoni, Luigi. (1999). Reflexive Modernization and Beyond: Knowledge and Value in the Politics of Environment and Technology. Theory Culture Society, 16, 99-125.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Cohen, J. Maurie. (1999). Science and Society in Historical Perspective: Implications for Social Theories of Risk. Environmental Values, 8, 2, 153-176.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Beck, Ulrich, Bonss, Wolfgang, & Lau, Christoph. (2003). The Theory of Reflexive Modernization: Problematic, Hypotheses and Research Programme. Theory Culture Society, 20, 1-33.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Cohen, J. Maurie. (1997). Risk Society and Ecological Modernization: Alternative Visions for Postindustrial Nations. Futures, 29, 2, 105–119.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Adam, Barbara. (2003). Reflexive Modernization Temporalized. Theory Culture Society, 20, 59-78.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Latour, Bruno. (2003). Is Re-modernization Occurring - And If So, How to Prove It?: A Commentary on Ulrich Beck. Theory Culture Society, 20, 35-48.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 10


Politics of Space and Place: Landscapes, Timescapes, and Waterscapes

Unit 11


Conceptualizing Environmental History
Frickel, Scott, & Freudenburg, R.William. (1996). Mining the Past: Historical Context and the Changing Implications of Natural Resource Extraction. Social Problems, 43, 4, 444-466.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Sonnenfeld, David A. (1992). Mexico’s ‘Green Revolution,’ 1940-1980: Towards an Environmental History. Environmental History, 11, 1, 51-65.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 12


Green Governmentality and Environmental Planning

Unit 13


Agricultural and Urban Problems: Environmental Concerns
Altieri, Miguel A. (1989). Agroecology: A New Research and Development Paradigm for World Agriculture. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 27, 37-46.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 14


Enclosure of Global Commons:
Privatization, Commodification, and Globalization

Unit 15


Under-development, Ecological Imperialism and Ecological Debt
O’Connor, James. (1989). Uneven and Combined Development and Ecological Crisis: A Theoretical Introduction. Race & Class, 30, 3, 1-11.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.

Unit 16


Environmental Movements in the Global North and South
Ingalsbee, Timothy. (1996). Earth First! Activism: Ecological Postmodern Praxis in Radical Environmentalist Identities. Sociological Perspectives, 39, 2, 263-276.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Dwivedi, Ranjit. (2001). Environmental Movements in the Global South, Issues of Livelihood and Beyond. International Sociology, 16, 1, 11-31.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Lundy, Patricia. (1999). Fragmented Community Action or New Social Movement?: A Study of Environmentalism in Jamaica. International Sociology, 14, 1, 83-102.
This item is not currently available from AU Library. Please consult your local library.