Il Nuovo Paradigma Ecologico in Sociologia dell’ambiente. Pensiero e opere di Riley E. Dunlap

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The New Ecological Paradigm in Sociology of the Environment. Thought and Works of Riley E. Dunlap

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Riley E. Dunlap is universally recognized, along with William R. Catton Jr., as the founding father of Environmental Sociology. However, in Italy, now more than thirty years after the birth of this discipline, we note the lack of monographic publications on this author. The purpose of this work is therefore to contribute to the dissemination of the knowledge of his theories and his works, all the more so as these are extremely topical in light of the recent affirmation of the circular economy as a reference model, not only economic, but also social . There are, in fact, numerous aspects of his thought that fascinate and are interesting, first of all the obstinate appeal - addressed to social scientists but also to civil society to remember how society and the environment are closely related, of how the changes that occur in one cannot fail to affect the other, and vice versa; of how the human being, despite its unique and exceptional nature, is however not able to escape the limits imposed by nature. The work is structured in three parts. The first opens with a few biographical notes on the author, to then discuss the origins of the discipline of environmental sociology, as told by RE Dunlap. The social and academic contexts within which the discipline has developed are then interpreted, to finally go into details of what Dunlap intends for New Ecological Paradigm (NEP). The second part of the paper illustrates the use of the New Ecological Paradigm in the interpretation of empirical reality. The third part of the contribution, finally, gives an account of the sociologist's commitment in the field of research, describing some of the investigations carried out, without claiming to be exhaustive.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The New Ecological Paradigm in Sociology of the Environment. Thought and Works of Riley E. Dunlap
Original languageItalian
PublisherPensa Multimedia Editore S.r.l.
Number of pages166
ISBN (Print)9788867604326
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • sociologia dell'ambiente
  • sostenibilità

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