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Nature and social theory

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Published by Sage in London, Thousand Oaks .
Written in English


  • Human ecology,
  • Nature -- Social aspects,
  • Social ecology

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAdrian Franklin.
LC ClassificationsGF50 .F73 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3581138M
ISBN 100761963774, 0761963782
LC Control Number2002277326

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Noel Castree is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Manchester. Co-editor (with Bruce Braun) of Remaking reality: nature at the millennium (), he has published widely on social theory approaches to nature, with a particular focus on Marxian political economy. He is currently undertaking research on the commodifiaction of human genes and the commercial, /5(2). Social Nature is a superb introduction to nature's complexity from the vantage point of the very best of critical geography. An excellent introduction to the epistemological thickets which have grown up around, and which threaten to strangle, our understanding of Nature as artifice and artifact." Michael WattsFormat: Paperback. Max Weber: Selections in Translation March ‘Sociology’ is a word which is used in many different senses. In the sense adopted here, it means the science whose object is to interpret the meaning of social action and thereby give a causal explanation of the way in which the action proceeds and the effects which it produces. Human Nature and Social Theory The following letter Erich Fromm wrote in to the Russian philosopher Vladimir Dobrenkov is a most impressive document of how deeply he was interested in getting contact with socialist thinkers and to discuss with them his reception of Marx and his understanding of socialism.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Franklin, Adrian. Nature and social theory. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, (OCoLC) The Nature of Sociological Theory Theories Invite Controversy Theories seek to explain things. And thus, sociological theory attempts to explain how the social world operates. This social world consists of the behaviors, interactions, and patterns of social organization among humans, although some would argue that a sociology of nonhuman File Size: KB. Nature and Social Theory. This book asks the questions can `Man' be separated from `Nature'? Is it valid to seek to `control' Nature? It argues that the firm modern boundaries between nature and culture have been breached and pulls together new strands of thinking about nature which suggest that humanity and nature have never been separate. ‘Nature’, ‘environment’ and social theory • 15 Particularly in modern everyday language and in modern social theory (Soper, ), there is a marked tendency simply to equate the en.

The book is believed to be unique in this latter respect and that it will serve a vital need in several different courses. The book is organized into two parts. Part I contains a detailed exposition of the nature of theory and research. It discusses the nature of formal theory, derivation of hypotheses, and the testing of hypotheses. Environments, Natures and Social Theory is an attempt to think about the connections and disconnections between the social and the ecological through the lens of modern social theory. Its effects on social theory were staggering. Since salvation is bestowed by the operation of grace in the heart and by that alone, the whole fabric of organized religion, which had mediated between the individual soul and its Maker--divinely commissioned hierarchy, systematized activities, corporate institutions--drops away, as the blasphemous. The book ranges across politics, anthropology, philosophy, and social theory to question the ways in which nature comes to be mobilized and deconstructed. Whatmore, Sarah. “Nature.” In The Dictionary of Human Geography. 5th ed. Edited by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael J. Watts, and Sarah Whatmore, – Oxford.