SociologyMarch 4 2008

SociologyMarch 4 2008 - Sociology March 4 2008 Sociology of...

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Sociology March 4 2008 Sociology of the Environment – The environment as a bio-physical concern, also a social, economic and political concern - environment was never a topic of concern in traditional sociology (Marx and Weber didn’t really give a fuck) o The reason is because we weren’t aware of how bad we were fuckin shit up o The environment was part of nature and nature was hostile to humankind (re: disasters and illnesses) so humans conquer nature o So this culminated in the European Enlightenment Project - the enlightenment project and the domination of nature o In order for human beings to excel and survive in nature was to dominate nature o You control the flow of rivers, build shelter against the rain, etc. o Technological advances during the enlightenment gave us means to control nature o Only recently has the environment been seen as something to be protected - there’s a great deal of environmental consiousness today o still 5 years ago some governments didn’t recognize global warming o not everyone agrees theirs global warming today though
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