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Ecological and Evolutionary Sociology

I. Sundar (Author)

This book deals with Ecological and Evolutionary Sociology. It is an interdisciplinary approach of studying human adaptation to ecosystem and evolutionary development of human society and culture. This book imparts knowledge about human ecosystem and ecological perspectives in human society. This book covers the knowledge on bioecological model and its relevance to human society. This book examines the structure and composition of urban ecosystem. It spells out the nature of rural ecosystem, rural ecosystem service and ecosystem support to the poor and other vulnerable sections of the society. This book makes an analysis of nature and scope of urban ecosystem, ecology of urban landscape, social ecological analysis of urban areas and ecosystem approach to urban management. Regarding evolutionary perspectives of human development, this book deals with stages of human evolutionary development, process of socio cultural evolution, evolution of human behaviour and impact of social evolution on societal change.

Contents: 1. Social ecology-basic concepts. 2. Human ecology. 3. Theoretical ecology. 4. Ecological perspectives in human society. 5. Bioecological model. 6. Rural environment. 7. Rural landscape ecology. 8. Ecosystems and rural poor. 9. Rural ecosystem service. 10. Nature and scope of urban ecology. 11. Ecology of urban landscape. 12. Social ecological analysis of urban areas. 13. Ecosystem approach in urban management. 14. Stages of human social evolution. 15. Socio-cultural evolution. 16. Social evolution and societal change. 17. Evolution of social behaviour. 18. Sociobiology theory and practice.19. Sociobiology behaviour. References.

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About the author

I. Sundar

Dr. I. Sundar is Reader in Economics, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University.  To his credit he has three postgraduate degrees viz., M.A. Economics, M.A. Development Studies and M.A. Sociology.  He earned his Ph.D. degree in Regional Economics.  Dr. I. Sundar has a passion for higher research and has to his credit 86 papers of which twenty-six have been published in international journals.  He participated in a number of National and International conferences, symposia and seminars and presented 65 research papers.  He has undertaken two research projects funded by the State Government and Central Government respectively.  He has received gold medal award from the international society of ecological communication for his outstanding contribution in the field of research in environment and sustainable development.

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Title Ecological and Evolutionary Sociology
Author I. Sundar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788192813011
length xviii+527p., Illustrations; 25cm.