The Sociology of Ecology

@article{BellamyFoster2008TheSO,
  title={The Sociology of Ecology},
  author={John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark},
  journal={Organization \& Environment},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={311 - 352}
}
Environmental sociology has been divided in recent years by a debate between realists and constructionists centering on the knowledge claims of ecological science. Following a consideration of this debate and its relation to both environmental sociology and the “sociology of ecology,” a “realist constructionism” is advanced, taking as its concrete case the conflict in the 1920s and 1930s between Jan Christian Smuts's organicist ecology and Arthur Tansley's ecosystem ecology. A central… 
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