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Climate Change, Moral Panics and Civilization (Hardcover) (Amanda Rohloff)
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In recent years, interest in climate change within sociology and media studies has rapidly increased and yet there is still relatively little published material in the field. This book contributes to filling this gap by examining how climate change has developed, critically assessing past and current interventions from a sociological perspective.
The book is the first to link climate change, the conceptualization of civilizing and de-civilizing historical trends in the work of Norbert Elias and the study of moral panics. These specialised yet growing academic fields of sociological theory are fully addressed in this new and original study. By refocusing sociological theory on climate change, Rohloff situates the issue within the broader context of what has developed from Norbert Elias’s theory of civilizing processes. The gradual development of ecological civilizing processes is combined here with the seemingly rapid explosion of moral panics to explore how climate change has developed as a social problem. This highly innovative should be of interest to students and researchers working in the fields of climate change, environmental sociology and the relationship between humans and the environment