Conceptual development of environmental sociology

The project is also working in interdisciplinary collaboration with concept development in the area of social transformation, by collaborating within Center for Environmental and Sustainability Social Science Research (CESSS).

The project organized an international workshop “Core concept in environmental sociology” (Örebro, 2015), which eventually generated the following publications:

A special issue in the journal Environmental Sociology in 2016 (“Conceptual innovation in environmental sociology”, edited by Rolf Lidskog, Örebro University and Claire Waterton, Lancaster University). From the environmental sociology group at Örebro University the following articles were represented in this special issue:

Boström, Magnus & Uggla, Ylva (2016) A sociology of environmental representation. Environmental Sociology, 2(4), 355-364. More information on Taylor & Frances online

Lidskog, Rolf & Waterton, Claire (2016) A Cautious Welcome to the Anthropocene, Environmental Sociology, 2(4): 395-406 More information on Taylor & Frances Online

Lidskog, Rolf & Waterton, Claire (2016) Conceptual innovation in environmental sociology, Environmental Sociology, 2(4): 307-311 More information on Taylor & Frances Online  
Boström, Magnus & Davidson, Debra (red.) (2018) Environment and Society: Concepts and Challenges 2018 Palgrave McMillan.  More information on palgrave macmillan

From the environmental sociology group at Örebro University the following chapters were represented in this volume:

Boström, Magnus and Davidson, Debra (2018) Introduction: Conceptualizing environment-society relations. P. 1-24 in In Boström, Magnus & Davidson, Debra (eds) Environment and Society: Concepts and Challenges. Palgrave McMillan

Boström, Magnus; Davidson, Debra & Lockie, Stewart (2018) Conclusions: A proposal for a brave new world of conceptual reflexivity. P. 351-373 in Boström, Magnus & Davidson, Debra (eds) Environment and Society: Concepts and Challenges. Palgrave McMillan

Lidskog Rolf & Waterton, Claire 2018. The Anthropocene: A narrative in the making, pp. 25–46, in Boström, M. and Davidson, D. (eds) Environment and Society: Concepts and Challenges. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Lidskog Rolf & Sundqvist Göran. 2018. Environmental expertise, pp. 167–186 in Boström, M. and Davidson, D. (eds) Environment and Society: Concepts and Challenges. Basingstoke: Palgrave

In addition, the following articles with connections to the project have been published:

Boström, Magnus, Lidskog, Rolf & Uggla, Ylva (2017) A reflexive look at reflexivity, Environmental Sociology 3 (1): 6-16. More information on Taylor & Frances Online

Gustafsson K. & Lidskog R. 2018. Boundary organizations and environmental governance: Performance, institutional design, and conceptual development. Climate Risk Management 19: 1–11 More information on ScienceDirect

Hysing E. & Lidskog R. 2021. Do conceptual innovations facilitate transformative change? The case of biodiversity governance. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, special issue on Nature’s Contributions to People: On the Relation Between Valuations and Actions. More information on Frontiers

Lidskog R, Berg M, Gustafsson K, Löfmarck E. 2020. Cold science meets hot weather. Environmental threats, emotional messages and scientific storytelling. Media and Communication 8 (1): 118–128. More information on Cogitatio

Lidskog R & Sundqvist, G. 2018. Environmental expertise as group belonging: environmental sociology meets Science and Technology Studies. Nature and Culture 13(3): 309–331, More information on berghahn journals

Uggla, Y. & Boström, M. (2018). Ambivalence in environmental representation: A theoretical contribution. Sociologisk forskning, 55 (4), 447-465.