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Sociology of Nature Environment and Risk

Sociological perspectives on nature and the environment; 'risk society' thesis; climate change and environmental degradation

Course code: 
SOCY20022
Number of students: 
34

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Dr Richie Nimmo

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and pursues questions emerging from the ambiguous status of nonhumans in modern knowledge-practices. In social thought nonhumans are often a kind of absent presence, rendered marginal as a 'context' of human agency, whilst simultaneously performing the invisible work of shaping foundational notions of the human. The marginalisation of nonhuman animals in particular points towards a fundamental ontological asymmetry involved in social scientific conceptions of 'the social'.

Keywords: 
Politics, Policy, Networks, Society, Research methods, Crime and security, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education