CONTENTS:- 1. Environmental sociology nature and scope. 2. Theories of environmental sociology. 3. Environmental sociology research profile. 4. Environmental and society. 5. Rural environment. 6. Urban environment. 7. Pollution and society. 8. Women and the environment. 9. Women and biodiversity. 10. Sustainable agriculture. 11. Sustainable development. 12. Natural disaster. 13. Manmade disaster. 14. Environmental justice. 15. Environmental movements. 16. Environmental attitudes and values. 17. Environmental ethics. 18. Environmental awareness. 19. Social Darwinism. 20. Environmental preservation and conservation measures.
Environmental sociology is typically defined as the study of societal-environmental interactions, although this definition immediately presents the perhaps insolvable problem of separating human culture from the rest of the environment. Although the focus of the field is the relationship between society and environment in general, environmental sociologists typically place special emphasis on studying the social factors that cause environmental problems, the societal impacts of those problems, and efforts to solve the problems. In addition, considerable attention is paid to the social processes by which certain environmental conditions become socially defined as problems.