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Chapter 1 (Bell) – Environmental Problems and Society - Environmental sociology The study of community in the largest possible sense An emphasis on understanding the origins of, and proposing solutions to,  social and biophysical conflicts The study of the intersection of natural and human communities Unrealistic to say that you will “solve all the problems” - Three lenses of environmental sociology The material lens o How consumption, the economy, technology, development, population,  and the health of our bodies shape our environmental conditions  The ideal lens o How culture, ideology, moral values, risk, and social experience influence  the way we think about and act toward the environment The practical lens o How we can bring about a more ecological society, taking both the  material and the ideal into account The three lenses form into a yin and yang
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course SOC 20630 taught by Professor Epitropolous during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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