New Frontiers and Recent Developments in Environmental Sociology

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 50 (Main Building)
RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)

Language: English

This session will look into recent developments and emerging research topics in environmental sociology, both theoretically and empirically. The emphasis of this session will be on papers that deal with multi-level environmental governance, environmental social movements and environmental inequalities; that challenge us to think in new ways about the objects of environmental sociological inquiry and the conceptual tools; and that stimulates us to new subjects and partners in our sociological endeavor.
Session Organizer:
Koichi HASEGAWA, Tohoku University, Japan
The Vienna School of Social Ecology – an Enrichment or Too Interdisciplinary a Challenge for Environmental Sociology?
Marina FISCHER-KOWALSKI, Institute for Social Ecology, Austria; Anke SCHAFFARTZIK, Institute of Social Ecology, Austria
Practices, Dilemmas and Reflections Among Environmental Representatives
Magnus BOSTROM, Örebro University, Sweden; Ylva UGGLA, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Sweden
Practices, Flows and Networks: Towards Understanding Sustainable Global Food Provision
Peter OOSTERVEER, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands
A Question of Scale: The Sustainability Potential of Food Provision within Large Organisations
Henrike RAU, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, Germany; Gary GOGGINS, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway, Ireland, Ireland
Towards a Critical Environmental Management
Harris ALI, York University, Canada; Peter MULVIHILL, York University, Canada
Reframing Environmental Sociology from Downstream Perspective
Koichi HASEGAWA, Tohoku University, Japan