Green Culture: An A-to-Z Guide (The Sage Reference Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future No. 11)
By: Kevin Wehr (editor), Paul Robbins (series_editor)Hardback
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This eleventh volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society explores the ongoing paradigm shift in culture and lifestyles toward promoting a sustainable environment. After years of discussion about the environment dating back to the 1960s counter-culture, the recent explosion of green initiatives has induced the general public to embrace all things green, from recycling in the home to admiring green celebrities. This volume assesses the green cultural transformations by presenting some 150 articles of importance to students of sociology, history, political science, communications, public relations, anthropology, literature, arts and drama. Presented in A-to-Z format, the articles include appealing topics from green Hollywood to green spirituality, green art and green restaurants. This work culminates in an outstanding reference available in both print and electronic formats for academic, university, and public libraries.
Pedagogical elements in the frontmatter and backmatter include a reader's guide grouping related entries by broad themes and topics, a glossary of relevant terms, a resource guide to further readings (key books, journals, Websites), an appendix of primary documents and a thorough index.
Kevin Wehr is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the California State University, Sacramento, where he specializes in Environmental Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Theory, Culture, and Criminology. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 2002 and his MS in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his BA in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Selected publications include The Sociology of Bicycle Messengers: The last uncoopted punk rock subculture, forthcoming in 2009 from University Press of America, and America's Fight Over Water: The environmental and political consequences of large-scale dams in the American West published with Routledge Press in 2004, and "Dairy Industrialization in the First Place: Urbanization, Immigration, and Political Economy in Los Angeles County, 1920-1970" (co-authored with Jess Gilbert) published in Rural Sociology. 68(4): 467-90 in 2003. His on-going research projects include a quasi-experimental study of pricing mechanisms and conservation behavior during the installation of water meters in Sacramento, California, a quasi-experimental study of High School discipline and entry into the criminal justice system, and an international comparison of water infrastructure development in China, Chile, India, and the US.
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