Friday, December 28, 2012

Publication of paper: Nature, Society and Social Change

My paper "Nature, Society and Social Change" has been published in the international peer-reviewed academic journal 'Societies Without Borders'.

The paper can be read at: http://societieswithoutborders.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/briguglio2012final12_17.pdf

and

http://societieswithoutborders.com/?attachment_id=783

Reference: Briguglio, Michael (2012): ‘Nature, Society and Social Change’, Societies Without Borders 7:4 (2012) 470-477.

Abstract:
Environmental destruction has become an everyday reality in the contemporary
world. Major concerns are being put forward regarding the dangers to the
environment in general and to human societies in particular, with strong focus
currently being put on climate change. Sociology has an important role to play in the
analysis of environmental problems. The interaction between nature and society can
be analysed through the concept of overdetermination. At the same time, the social
construction on environmental problems is imperative for environmental issues to
reach the agenda. An active environmental sociology which is as much concerned
with analysis as it is with social change, should clearly highlight that claimsmaking and
political strategy is imperative in the tackling of environmental issues within the public
sphere.

Keywords:
Environmental Sociology; Environmental Politics; Nature-Social Interaction; Social
Construction

My academic publications list can be checked out here:
http://malta.academia.edu/MichaelBriguglio

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