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Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).

The Historic Environment in Opposition to Social Inequalities
The Historic Environment in Opposition to Social Inequalities
Hiroyuki Torigoe

This article discusses the root causes of social inequalities experienced by a small island community in Japan and how these problems were eliminated. Aspects of this community’s experience using its indigenous resources to bring about changes to prejudicial attitudes can be instructive for other communities struggling with misunderstandings, prejudices, discrimination, and social inequality.


Environmental sociology has consistently maintained a strong interest in nature by focusing on the relationships between human activities and natural environments. One of the essential topics of environmental sociology centers on ways to preserve natural environments from the degradations of human activities.1 Several countries have historic environments that are indispensable fields for ...

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