Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations (2nd Revised edition)

Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations (2nd Revised edition)

By: Susan Alexandra Crate (author), Mark Nuttall (author)Paperback

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The first edition of Anthropology and Climate Change (2009) pioneered the study of climate change through the lens of anthropology, covering the relation between human cultures and the environment from prehistoric times to the present. This second, heavily revised edition brings the material on this rapidly changing field completely up to date, with major scholars from around the world mapping out trajectories of research and issuing specific calls for action. The new edition * introduces new "foundational" chapters-laying out what anthropologists know about climate change today, new theoretical and practical perspectives, insights gleaned from sociology, and international efforts to study and curb climate change-making the volume a perfect introductory textbook; * presents a series of case studies-both new case studies and old ones updated and viewed with fresh eyes-with the specific purpose of assessing climate trends; * provides a close look at how climate change is affecting livelihoods, especially in the context of economic globalization and the migration of youth from rural to urban areas; * expands coverage to England, the Amazon, the Marshall Islands, Tanzania, and Ethiopia; * re-examines the conclusions and recommendations of the first volume, refining our knowledge of what we do and do not know about climate change and what we can do to adapt.

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Susan A. Crate is an associate professor of anthropology in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy at George Mason University. An environmental and cognitive anthropologist, she has worked with indigenous communities in Siberia since 1988. Her recent research has focused on understanding local perceptions and adaptations of Viliui Sakha communities in the face of unprecedented climate change-a research agenda that has expanded to Canada, Peru, Wales, Kiribati, and the Chesapeake Bay. Crate is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and one monograph, Cows, Kin and Globalization: An Ethnography of Sustainability (AltaMira Press, 2006), and she is co-editor of the Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions (Left Coast Press, 2009). Crate also served on the American Anthropology Association's Task Force on Climate Change. Mark Nuttall is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair of Anthropology at the University of Alberta. He also holds a visiting position as Professor of Climate and Society at Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland and the Greenland Climate Research Centre at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. He has carried out extensive research in Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Finland and Scotland, and is co-PI of the EU-funded project ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate and Economics-the Arctic Region in Change). He is editor of the landmark three-volume Encyclopedia of the Arctic (Routledge, 2005) and author or editor of many other books.


Introduction: Anthropology and Climate Change 0 Susan A. Crate and Mark Nuttall PART 1: BUILDING FOUNDATIONS OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE 1. Climate Knowledge: Assemblage, Anticipation, Action Kirsten Hastrup 2. The Concepts of Adaptation, Vulnerability, and Resilience in the Anthropology of Climate Change: Considering the Case of Displacement and Migration Anthony Oliver-Smith 3. Apocalypse Nicked! Stolen Rhetoric in Early Geoengineering Advocacy Clare Heyward and Steve Rayner 4. Complex Systems and Multiple Crises of Energy John Urry 5. Entangled Futures: Anthropology's Engagement with Global Change Research Eduardo Brondizio PART 2: ASSESSING ENCOUNTERS OLD AND NEW 6. Gone with Cows and Kin? Climate, Globalization, and Youth Alienation in Siberia Susan A. Crate 7. Climate Change in Leukerbad and Beyond: Re-Visioning our Cultures of Energy and Environment Sarah Strauss 8. Storm Warnings: An Anthropological Focus on Community Resilience in the Face of Climate Change in Southern Bangladesh Timothy Finan and Md. Ashiqur Rahman 9. Correlating Local Knowledge with Climatic Data: Porgeran Experiences of Climate Change in Papua New Guinea Jerry K. Jacka 10. Speaking Again of Climate Change: An Analysis of Climate Change Discourses in Northwestern Alaska Elizabeth Marino and Peter Schweitzer 11. Too little and Too late: What to Do about Climate Change in the Torres Strait? Donna Green 12. Shifting Tides: Climate Change, Migration, and Agency in Tuvalu Heather Lazrus 13. The Politics of Rain: Tanzanian Farmers' Discourse on Climate and Political Disorder Michael J. Sheridan 14. Cornish Weather and the Phenomenology of Light: On Anthropology and "Seeing" Tori L. Jennings 15. Making Sense of Climate Change: Global Impacts, Local Responses, and Anthropogenic Dilemmas in the Peruvian Andes Karsten Paerregaard 16: Climate Change beyond the "Environmental": the Marshallese Case Peter Rudiak-Gould 17: "This Is Not Science Fiction": Amazonian Narratives of Climate Change David Rojas PART 3: REFINING ANTHROPOLOGICAL ACTIONS 18. Fostering Resilience in a Changing Sea-Ice Context: A Grant-Maker's Perspective Anne Stevens Henshaw 19: Is a Sustainable Consumer Culture Possible? Richard Wilk 20. "Climate Skepticism" inside the Beltway and across the Bay Shirley Fiske 21. When Adaptation Isn't Enough: Between the "Now and Then" of Community-Led Resettlement Kristina J. Peterson and Julie K. Maldonado 22. Narwhal Hunters, Seismic Surveys, and the Middle Ice: Monitoring Environmental Change in Greenland's Melville Bay Mark Nuttall 23. Insuring the Rain as Climate Adaptation in an Ethiopian Agricultural Community Nicole D. Peterson and Daniel Osgood 24. Pedagogy and Climate Change Chris Hebdon, Myles Lennon, Francis M. Ludlow, Amy Zhang, Michael R. Dove 25. Bridging Knowledge and Action on Climate Change: Institutions, Translation, and Anthropological Engagement Noor Johnson 26. Escaping the Double-Bind: From the Management of Uncertainty toward Integrated Climate Research Werner Krauss Epilogue: Encounters, Actions, Transformations Susan A. Crate and Mark Nuttall Index About the Contributors

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  • publication date: 06/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781629580012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 450
  • ID: 9781629580012
  • weight: 628
  • ISBN10: 1629580015
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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