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RU Sociologists Brechin, Rudel, and Shwom on ASA Task Force on Climate Change
ASA Task Force Releases New Book on Climate Change
Washington, DC, August 3, 2015 — Climate change is one of the most critical issues of the 21st Century, presenting a major intellectual challenge to both the natural and social sciences. While there has been significant progress in natural science understanding of climate change, social science analyses have not been as fully developed. Edited by Riley E. Dunlap and Robert J. Brulle, the forthcoming book, Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives , breaks new theoretical and empirical ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions, and cultural practices.
This collection of essays summarizes existing approaches to understanding the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of climate change. From the factors that drive carbon emissions to those which influence societal responses to climate change, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of the social dimensions of climate change. An improved understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and society is essential for modifying ecologically harmful human behaviors and institutional practices, creating just and effective environmental policies, and developing a more sustainable future. Climate Change and Society, which will be published in August 2015 by Oxford University Press, provides a useful tool in efforts to integrate social science research, natural science research, and policymaking regarding climate change and sustainability.
Produced by the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change, this book presents a challenging shift from the standard climate change discourse, and offers a valuable resource for students, scholars, and professionals involved in climate change research and policy.
Dunlap is Dresser Professor and Regents Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University, Past President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment & Society, and Past Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Environment & Technology. He is senior editor of the Handbook of Environmental Sociology and Sociological Theory and the Environment, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Brulle is Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science at Drexel University, and Past Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Environment & Technology. He is author of Agency, Democracy, and Nature: The U.S. Environmental Movement from a Critical Theory Perspective and co-editor of Power, Justice, and the Environment. He was a 2012-2013 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
About the American Sociological Association
The American Sociological Association (www.asanet.org), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to serving sociologists in their work, advancing sociology as a science and profession, and promoting the contributions to and use of sociology by society.
- Andrea Barra. "Romance Novels in the Twenty-First Century." (Karen Cerulo, Arlene Stein)
- Neha Gondal. "With(out) a Little Help from my Siblings: A Cross-National Investigation of the Relationship between Personal Networks and Sibsize." (Eviatar Zerubavel, Deborah Carr, Ann Mische, Thomas Rudel)
- Shatima Jones. "Expressions of Relatedness: Everyday Talk and Interactions in the Barbershop." (Ann Mische, Patrick Carr, and Ethel Brooks)
- Yu-Sheng Lin. "From Difference to Consensus: The Keyings and Rekeyings in Public Deliberation." (Ann Mische and Paul McLean)
- Yu-Sheng Lin. "The Wax and Wane of the Reds: Leadership and Dilemma-Solving in Social Movements." (Ann Mische and Catherine Lee)
- Maria Malyk. "Are You Positive You are Saying Something Positive? Exploring TONE in Mixed Messages." (Eviatar Zerubave and Ira Cohen)
- Monique Porow. "An Exploration of the Influence of Household Structure on the Adoption of a Racial Identity Amongst Biracial Individuals." (Richard Williams and Karen Cerulo)
- Greg Rubin. "Alternative Narratives of 9/11." (Ira Cohen, Catherine Lee)
- Vikash Singh. "Contentious Subjects of Globalization: Narratives in a North Indian Pilgrimage." (Arlene Stein, Richard William, Benjamin Zablocki)
Previous Dissertations in Gender, Difference, and Inequality
- Colleen Nugent. 2009. "‘When You Procreate, Don't Hyphenate!’: Accounting for the Predominance of Fathers' Surnames for Children.”
Previous Qualifying Papers
Andrea Barra. “Romance Novels in the Twenty-First Century.” Committee: Karen Cerulo, Arlene Stein.
Susan Bodnar-Deren. “Perceiving the Self as a Burden and the Likelihood of End-of-Life Planning.” Committee: Ellen Idler Deborah Carr.
Kathryn Burrows. “Age Difference in Gay American Partnerships: A Test of Sociobiological Theories.” Committee: Richard Williams, Deborah Carr, Sarah Rosenfield.
Neha Gondal. “With(out) a Little Help from my Siblings: A Cross-National Investigation of the Relationship between Personal Networks and Sibsize.” Committee: Eviatar Zerubavel, Deborah Carr, Ann Mische, Thomas Rudel.
Shatima Jones. “Expressions of Relatedness: Everyday Talk and Interactions in the Barbershop.” Committee: Ann Mische, Patrick Carr, Ethel Brooks.
Oh-Jung Kwon. “The Logic of Social Policy Expansion in a Neoliberal Context: Health Insurance Reform in Korea after the 1997 Economic Crisis.” Committee: Thomas Rudel, Catherine Lee, Paul McLean.
Yu-Sheng Lin. “From Difference to Consensus: The Keyings and Rekeyings in Public Deliberation.” Committee: Ann Mische, Paul McLean.
Yu-Sheng Lin. “The Wax and Wane of the Reds: Leadership and Dilemma-Solving in Social Movements.” Committee: Ann Mische, Catherine Lee.
Wenbo Lu. “World System Incorporation: The East Asia Revlation.” Committee: Jozsef Borocz, Robyn Rodriguez.
Maria Malyk. “Are You Positive You are Saying Something Positive? Exploring TONE in Mixed Messages.” Committee: Eviatar Zerubave, Ira Cohen.
Brian McCormick. “Testing Compulsory Hetero-Eroticism: Father's Education and Religious Upbringing as Predictors of Erotic Preference for Gender in National U.S. Probability Sample.” Committee: Kristen Springer, Deborah Carr.
Dawne Mouzon. “Do The Mental Health Benefits of Marriage Vary by Race and Gender?” Committee: Ellen Idler, Deborah Carr, Sarah Rosenfield.
Colleen Nugent. “When You Procreate, Don't Hypenate: Accounting for the Predominance of Fathers' Surnames for Children.” Committee: Deborah Carr, Patricia Roos, Kristen Springer.
Monique Porow. “An Exploration of the Influence of Household Structure on the Adoption of a Racial Identity Amongst Biracial Individuals.” Committee: Richard Williams, Karen Cerulo.
Greg Rubin. “Alternative Narratives of 9/11.” Committee: Ira Cohen, Catherine Lee.
Vikash Singh. “Contentious Subjects of Globalization: Narratives in a North Indian Pilgrimage.” Committee: Arlene Stein, Richard William, Benjamin Zablocki.
Alena Singleton. “The Effects of Race on Self-Rated Weight.” Committee: Deborah Carr, Ellen Idler.
Andrea Barra. “Social Service Programs and Congregational Ideology: Characteristics of Congregations That Volunteer.” Committee: Ellen Idler, Patricia Roos.
Susan Bodnar-Deren. “The Effect of Formal Support on the Positive Psychological Aspects of Caregiving Among Older Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia.” Committee: Deborah Carr, Ellen Idler.
Lisa Campion. “Private Values, Public Choices: Searching for a Culture War in the 1996 U.S. Presidential Elections.” Committee: Patricia Roos, Arlene Stein.
Laurie Cohen. “The Effect of Sibship Size on Self-Acceptance: Is More Better?” Committee: Deborah Carr, Kristen Springer.
Audrey Devine-Eller. “Does Income Predict Participation in College Test Prep?” Committee: Patricia Roos, Sarah Rosenfield.
Rachelle Germana. “Beyond Grammar: Towards a Sociological Profile of the Hyphen.” Committee: Eviatar Zerubavel, Richard Williams.
Neha Gondal. “Knowledge Space as a Partially Self-Organizing System: An Illustration from Literature on EPZs in Asia.” Committee: Paul McLean, Ethel Brooks, Phaedra Daipha.
Daina Harvey. “A Space for Culture.” Committee: Karen Cerulo, Eviatar Zerubavel.
Jennifer Hemler. “Problems in Everyday Living: "Compulsive Buying" as a Response to Existential, Ideological, and Experimental Strains.” Committee: Karen Cerulo, Judith Friedman.
Oh-Jung Kwon. “Race, Gender and Perceived Health Risk: ‘The White Male Effect’ in Perceived Heart Risk.” Committee: Deborah Carr, Kristen Springer.
Janet Lorenzen. “Consuming the Future: Imagining Ideal Lifestyles.” Committee: Paul McLean, Karen Cerulo.
Bijita Majumdar. “(Re)Mapping Contention at Globalized Localities: Bt Cotton in India.” Committee: Ethel Brooks, Ann Mische.
Benyamin Nuriely. “Strangers in a National Space: Arab-Jews, Palestinians and the City of Lod, 1948-59.” Committee: Robyn Rodriguez, Jozsef Borocz, Ethel Brooks.
Nnenna Okeke. “Reconsidering the Role of Agency in the Leadership of Nigeria's Independence Movement, 1920-1953.” Committee: Jozsef Borocz, Ethel Brooks.
David Peterson. “The Ivy and the Trellis: Socialization and the Aggregation of Schemata.” Committee: Ira Cohen, Karen Cerulo, Benjamin Zablocki.
John Rand. “Hidden Insecurities in the Workplace: Unintended Consequences of Workplace Regulation.” Committee: Patricia Roos, Paul McLean.
Karen Stein. “Getting Away From it All: Vacations and the Organization of Modern Identity.” Committee: Eviatar Zerubavel, Richard Williams.
Jason Torkelson. “What About Life After Subculture: Rethinking Approaches to Subculture With the Narrative Accounts of Former Straightedge Adherents.” Committee: Patrick Carr, Karen Cerulo.