Nature and Sociology
By Tim Newton
Routledge – 2006 – 218 pages
This book engages with, and contests, the ‘new sociology of nature’. It moves beyond existing debates by presenting new social theory and working across current fields of interest, addressing the debate on new genetics and genomics, taking human biology seriously, and the issues of interdisciplinarity that are likely to arise in longer term attempts to work across the social and natural world.
Nature and Sociology will be of great interest to students of a variety of disciplines including sociology and social science, human geography, social and biological anthropology, and the natural sciences.
1. Recovering Nature 2. Knowing Nature 3. Beyond Anti-Dualism? 4. Time 5. Language and Technology 6. Temporality and Realism 7. Genomics 8. Transgression 9. Neurological Adventures
Tim Newton is Professor of Organisation and Society at the University of Exeter. His current research interests include social theory, sociology and nature, interdisciplinarity, and the historical relationship between commercialisation and the self. He has published widely within sociology, psychology and organisation studies journals.