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Ambiente & Sociedade

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Abstract

FERREIRA, Leila da Costa. Brazilian environmental sociology: a provisional review. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2002, n.10, pp. 27-43. ISSN 1809-4422.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2002000100003.

The article aims firstly at the reconstitution and analysis of history within the scope of international environmental sociology situated in the context of contemporary sociology. It also discusses - from the standpoint of literature (Buttel, Dunlap, Hanning, among others) - its theoretical-methodological and institutional aspects as well in order to understand the obstacles encountered to legitimate and consolidate a set of problems which, until recently, were not dealt with by social sciences. Secondly, it analyses the Brazilian case. Environmental sociology in Brazil is strongly influenced by American empirical sociology, the precursor of the institutionalization process for the themes. On the other hand, further analysis of this case is relevant to understand the relationship between the scientific sphere, and the creation of environmental policies and social movements.

Keywords : Environmental Sociology; intellectual production; Brazil.

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