Highlighted publications

Engaged Environmental Citizenship

Engaged Environmental Citizenship

Author/editor: Aslin, HJ & Lockie, S

Year published: 2013

The topic of this book, engaged environmental citizenship, is a ‘big idea’. It raises many issues about democracy; governance; consumer society; how people, their environments and ecology are connected; and how we can take better account of ecological realities and minimise environmental impacts...

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Operational Decision-Making in High Hazard Organizations

Operational Decision-Making in High Hazard Organizations

Author/editor: Hayes, J

Year published: 2013

This book takes a fresh look at safety decision-making by documenting and examining stories told by front-line managers in three different high-hazard industries: a chemical plant, a nuclear power station and an air-navigation service provider. From Piper Alpha to Deepwater Horizon, accident...

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Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

Author/editor: Lockie, S, Sonnenfeld, DA & Fisher, DR

Year published: 2013

Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and ecologies that we are a part of, the plants and animals that we...

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Disastrous Decisions:The Human and Organisational Causes

Disastrous Decisions:The Human and Organisational Causes

Author/editor: Hopkins, A

Year published: 2012

On 20 April 2010, a huge floating drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon, had just completed drilling an ultra-deep well in the Gulf of Mexico when it suffered a blowout. The subsequent explosions and fire led to the loss of 11 lives, the sinking of the rig, and untold damage to the environment and to...

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Religious Tolerance, Education and the Curriculum

Religious Tolerance, Education and the Curriculum

Author/editor: White, K

Year published: 2011

This volume comprises of collected papers from a small, interdisciplinary conference on the theme of Toleration, Education and the Curriculum held at the ANU Research School of the Humanities over 1-2 September 2007. This conference brought together sociologists, lawyers, philosophers and...

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Stillness in a Mobile World

Stillness in a Mobile World

Author/editor: Bissell, D

Year published: 2011

This collection of essays on the conceptual, political and philosophical importance of stillness is positioned within a world that has increasingly come to be understood through the theoretical and conceptual lens of movement. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the book...

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Medicine, Religion and the Body

Medicine, Religion and the Body

Author/editor: White, K

Year published: 2010

Explores the ways in which the body is sacred in Western medicine, as well as how this idea is played out in questions of life and death, of the autopsy and of the meanings attributed to illnesses and disease. Ritual and religious modifications to, and limitations on what may be done to the body...

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Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets

Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets

Author/editor: Lockie, S

Year published: 2009

This book explores relationships between the exploitation and conservation of agricultural biodiversity and the livelihoods of agricultural communities. It evaluates the capacity of national and multilateral institutions and policy settings to support the protection and capture by communities of...

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Health and Illness (Second Ed.)

Health and Illness (Second Ed.)

Author/editor: White, K

Year published: 2009

Kevin White’s text on the sociology of heath and illness is now in its second edition. eSocHealth says that “The overall arguments being made are thoroughly sociological, and the chapters provide great overviews and insights that even those in the field will find useful. The chapters in the text...

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Learning From High Reliability Organisations

Learning From High Reliability Organisations

Author/editor: Hopkins, A

Year published: 2009

Lots of sociologists have contributed to our understanding of natural and industrial hazards. ANU Sociologist Prof Andrew Hopkins goes further, asking why disasters strike some organizations and not others, and what can be learnt to ensure more organizations avoid hazards and disasters. Read more

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