Environmental Sociology and Sustainability Perspective in Bangladesh

Hossen, M. Anwar, AU

Chapter |  11

Year of Publication  |  2024

Imprint  |   The University Press Limited (UPL)


This chapter discusses the role of environmental Sociology from a sustainability perspective in Bangladesh. Environmental Sociology is one of the major branches of Sociology to explore the relationship between natural resources, development policy, and community livelihood in Bangladesh. More specifically, water development perspective performs a major role in natural resource management and has significance for sustainable development in terms of environmental and community sustainability. The author argues that since World War II, water development is dominated by Western technocentric perspective under the policy prescriptions of liberal and neoliberal development. This chapter focuses on five major sections. The first section, the introduction, provides an overview of the literature relevant to the chapter's main argument: environmental sociology and understanding the political ecology of water development in Bangladesh. The second section focuses on data analyses related to the Human Exceptionalism Paradigm (HEP) and the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) in the context of Bangladesh. More specifically, based on the data analyses, the third section specifies the subject matter of Environmental Sociology in Bangladesh. The fourth section describes the tasks ahead in promoting this sub discipline to address the ongoing thematic points of distributional justice, climate justice, and environmental justice.

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Hossen, M. Anwar, AU. Environmental Sociology and Sustainability Perspective in Bangladesh. Society and Sociology in Bangladesh:  A South Asian Perspective. Dhaka, Bangladesh. https://dx.doi.org/10.59212/9789845064071_11



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