Allan Schnaiberg: The Treadmill of Production & Environmental Sociology


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Which of the following did Allan Schnaiberg consider to be true about modern capitalist societies and economic growth?

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1. What does Allan Schnaiberg mean by physical capital?

2. The treadmill of production argues which of the following about the economy and the demand for natural resources?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will quickly test your knowledge of Allan Schnaiberg's treadmill of production theory. Answer questions about the arguments behind this theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you'll see if you understand:

  • Allan Schnaiberg's views on modern capitalist society and economic growth
  • Physical capital
  • Arguments made by the treadmill of production

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the societal-environmental dialectic to discuss its implications
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as physical capital
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the treadmill logic of the treadmill of production suggests

Additional Learning

Get a better understanding of this famous economic theory by reading the lesson titled Allan Schnaiberg: The Treadmill of Production & Environmental Sociology. You will explore new ideas and concepts like:

  • The field of sociology Schnaiberg helped found
  • Extraction activities
  • Major economic processes