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Alexander Stoner — Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Alex Stoner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Salisbury University. His primary areas of expertise are environmental sociology, social theory, and political economy.He is the 2013 recipient of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Graduate Student Research Paper Award. His recent book (with Andony Melathopoulos), Freedom in the Anthropocene: Twentieth-Century Helplessness in the Face of Climate Change (Palgrave, 2015), examines the Anthropocene from the perspective of critical theory. In my research I examine the relationship between modern capitalist society and the natural environment, and the linkages between political economic drivers of environmental problems and societal responses to these problems.

For further information, see alexanderstoner.org.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS (since 2015)

Stoner AM and A Melathopoulos (2015) Freedom in the Anthropocene: Twentieth-Century Helplessness in the Face of Climate Change. New York: Palgrave.

Stoner AM and Melathopoulos AP (2015) If climate “changes everything”, why does so much remain the same? The dynamic of capitalism and discontents around climate change. Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture  vol. 14 no. 4.

Melathopoulos AP and Stoner AM (2015) Critique and Transformation: On the Hypothetical Nature of Ecosystem Service Value and its Neo-Marxist, Liberal and Pragmatist Criticisms. Ecological Economics (117): 173-181.

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