Climate Cultures : Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change (Yale Agrarian Studies)

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Climate Cultures : Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change (Yale Agrarian Studies)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 319 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780300198812
  • DDC分類 301

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Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our times, yet global solutions have proved elusive. This book draws together cutting-edge anthropological research to uncover new ways of approaching the critical questions that surround climate change. Leading anthropologists engage in three major areas of inquiry: how climate change issues have been framed in previous times compared to present-day discourse, 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.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Introduction 1 (24)
Jessica Barnes
Michael R. Dove
Part I Historicizing Climate Change
1 Historic Decentering of the Modern 25 (23)
Discourse of Climate Change: The Long View
from the Vedic Sages to Montesquieu
Michael R. Dove
2 How Long-Standing Debates Have Shaped 48 (34)
Recent Climate Change Discourses
Ben Orlove
Heather Lazrus
Grete K. Hovelsrud
Alessandra Giannini
3 From Conservation and Development to 82 (25)
Climate Change: Anthropological Engagements
with REDD+ in Vietnam
Pamela Mcelwee
Part II Knowing Climate Change
4 Glacial Dramas: Typos, Projections, and 107(20)
Peer Review in the Fourth Assessment of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Jessica O'Reilly
5 Scale and Agency: Climate Change and the 127(19)
Future of Egypt's Water
Jessica Barnes
6 Satellite Imagery and Community 146(23)
Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts and
Landscape Change
Karina Yager
7 Challenges in Integrating the Climate and 169(30)
Social Sciences for Studies of Climate
Change Impacts and Adaptation
Frances C. Moore
Justin S. Mankin
Austin Becker
Part III Imagining Climate Change
8 Imagining Forest Futures and Climate 199(22)
Change: The Mexican State as Insurance
Broker and Storyteller
Andrew S. Mathews
9 Digging Deeper into the Why: Cultural 221(28)
Dimensions of Climate Change Skepticism
Among Scientists
Myanna Lahsen
10 The Uniqueness of the Everyday: Herders 249(24)
and Invasive Species in India
Rajindra K. Puri
11 Climate Shock and Awe: Can There Be an 273(16)
"Ethno-Science" of Deep-Time Mande
Palaeoclimate Memory?
Roderick J. Mcintosh
Afterword: The Many Uses of Climate Change 289(12)
Mike Hulme
List of Contributors 301(6)
Index 307