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Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging: Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Miljösociologiska sektionen)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6735-0011
Science and Technology Studies in the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, Norway.
2018 (English)In: Nature and Culture, ISSN 1558-6073, E-ISSN 1558-5468, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 309-331Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What is environmental expertise? The background to this question is that many scholars consider environmental expertise crucial for discovering, diagnosing, and solving environmental problems but do not discuss in any depth what constitutes expertise. By investigating the meaning and use of the concept of expertise in three general theories within environmental sociology—the treadmill of production, risk society, and ecological modernization—and findings from science and technology studies (STS), this article develops a sociological understanding of environmental expertise: what it is and how it is acquired. Environmental expertise is namely about group belonging and professional socialization around specialized skills; that is, it concerns both substantial competence and social recognition. The implications of this general view on expertise are then used to enrich theories in environmental sociology.

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Berghahn Journals , 2018. Vol. 13, no 3, p. 309-331
Keywords [en]
Ecological modernization, environmental expertise, environmental sociology, risk society, scientism, science and technology studies, treadmill of production
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69851DOI: 10.3167/nc.2018.130301ISI: 000447594000001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-69851DiVA, id: diva2:1258770
Available from: 2018-10-25 Created: 2018-10-25 Last updated: 2018-11-01Bibliographically approved

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