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Environ Soc Week 1 intro notes

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Environ Soc Week 1 intro notes Sociol 450-001

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These notes cover what we learned in the first week. Some basics on environmental sociology
Environmental Sociology
Oriol Mirosa
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexander Dellemann on Friday September 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Sociol 450-001 at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee taught by Oriol Mirosa in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Environmental Sociology in Sociology at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.


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Date Created: 09/30/16
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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