Environ Soc Week 1 intro notes
Environ Soc Week 1 intro notes Sociol 450-001
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Notes on Environmental Sociology Lecture 2 What was the connection between three major incidences? Bhopal India (1984) Pesticide plant leakage Alaskan Shoreline (1989) Exxon oil spill New Orleans (2005) Hurricane Katrina o All had sociological decisions that helped possibly cause issue. Bhopal- precautions weren’t taken, mismanagement etc. Alaska- used double hulls and ignored state regulations etc. New Orleans- Humans physically changed NO’s terrain/nature, Mismanagement etc. Environmental Sociology began in the 1970’s The “Social Imagination”- Connecting private troubles with public issues. C. Wright Mills When looking at sociology as a modern product: The Enlightenment = Reason Industrial Revolution = Capitalism French Revolution = Democracy The Human Exceptionalism Paradigm (Para-dime) The Main Idea: human differences are socially induced and not inborn. And they can be socially altered. The New Ecological Paradigm The Main Idea: we are but one of many species and we have an intricate cause-and-effect on the things around us.
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