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Environmental Futures, Paperback / softback Book

Environmental Futures Paperback / softback

Part of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series series

Paperback / softback

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Concerns about the exploitation of limited resources, optimum development trajectories, and climate change draw attention to the temporal horizons of our environment - Environmental Futures is a curated collection of essays that explores different ways of knowing the future and how these futures shape contemporary social worlds. * Includes a range of detailed case studies, from ice melting in Antarctica to coal mining in Bangladesh, flooding in Colombia to climate modelling in Egypt * Approaches prognosis as a cultural, political, and material process * Reveals the ways in which authority and expertise may be reinforced, circumscribed, or contested in the process of making a prediction and its aftermath * Offers novel insights on how and why futures come to be significant in the present

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