The sixth edition of An Invitation to Environmental Sociology continues to invite students to delve into this rapidly changing field. Written in a lively, engaging style, Michael Bell and new co-author Loka Ashwood cover the broad range of topics in environmental sociology with a personal passion rarely seen in sociology texts.
The book explores three different kinds of question about interactions between humans and the natural world: the material, the ideal, and the practical. To support this, the authors discuss the latest theoretical trends in environmental sociology, including metabolic rift, biopolitics, environmental flows, the Jevons paradox, disproportionality, degrowth, and participatory governance. It also develops the notion of normal environmentalism as a practical application of environmental sociology to real-world problems.