SOCI 150 - Notes Pt. 3

SOCI 150 - Notes Pt. 3 - Social Problems: Going Wild...

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Social Problems: “Going Wild” (Dizzard) I. Environmental Problems a. Philosophical Questions : What is nature? What is human nature? Are animals the moral equivalent of humans? Is science a positive, neutral, or negative force? b. Economic Question : Who pays the “social costs” of production and consumption? What is environmental justice? c. Geographic Questions : What is local; what is global? What is your “back yard”? d. Political Questions : What role should government play in regulating businesses and consumers? II. What is the Problem a. The Quabbin becomes a problem a.i. Claims-making a.ii. Group Interest a.iii. Conflicting values III.Roosevelt a. Culture (white, Euro-American view of nature) dominates/civilizes nature (the land, animals, native populations) b. TR’s contribution – “responsible stewardship over nature” c. Believed in conservation of nature but had the masochistic mentality of dominating nature; hunting. IV. John Muir a. Believed that humans should coexist with nature; preservation. b.
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SOCI 150 - Notes Pt. 3 - Social Problems: Going Wild...

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