Climate Cultures : Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change, Paperback Book

Climate Cultures : Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change Paperback

Edited by Jessica Barnes, Michael R. Dove

Part of the Yale Agrarian Studies Series series

Description

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times, yet also seemingly intractable.

This book offers novel insights on this contemporary challenge, drawing together the state-of-the-art thinking in anthropology.

Approaching climate change as a nexus of nature, culture, science, politics, and belief, the book reveals nuanced ways of understanding the relationships between society and climate, science and the state, certainty and uncertainty, global and local that are manifested in climate change debates.

The contributors address three major areas of inquiry: how climate change issues have been framed in previous times compared to the present; how knowledge about climate change and its impacts is produced and interpreted by different groups; and how imagination plays a role in shaping conceptions of climate change.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 328 pages, 23 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Social & cultural anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780300198812

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