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Living With Environmental Change

Author : Kirsten Hastrup
ISBN : 9781317753612
Genre : Business & Economics
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Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about environmental change and how they act upon the perception of past, present and future opportunities. Drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork of expert authors, it sheds new light on the human experience of and social response to climate change by taking us from the Arctic to the Pacific, from the Southeast Indian Coastal zone to the West-African dry-lands and deserts, as well as to Peruvian mountain communities and cities. Divided into four thematic parts - Water, Landscape, Technology, Time – this book uses rich photographic material to accompany the short texts and reflections in order to bring to life the human ingenuity and social responsibility of people in the face of new uncertainties. In an era of melting glaciers, drying lands, and rising seas, it shows how it is part and parcel of human life to take responsibility for the social community and take creative action on the basis of a localized understanding of the environment. This highly original contribution to the anthropological study of climate change is a must-read for all those wanting to understand better what climate change means on the ground and interested in a sustainable future for the Earth.

Anthropology And Climate Change

Author : Susan A. Crate
ISBN : 9781315530321
Genre : Social Science
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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.

A Companion To The Anthropology Of Environmental Health

Author : Merrill Singer
ISBN : 9781118786925
Genre : Social Science
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health presents a collection of readings that utilize a medical anthropological approach to explore the interface of humans and the environment in the shaping of health and illness around the world. Features the latest ethnographic research from around the world related to the multiple impacts of the environment on health and of societies on their environments Includes contributions from international medical anthropologists, conservationists, environmental experts, public health professionals, health clinicians, and other social scientists Analyzes the conditions of cultural and social transformation that accompany environmental and ecological impacts in all areas of the world Offers critical perspectives on theoretical and methodological advancements in the anthropology of environmental health, along with future directions in the field

Environmental Anthropology

Author : Helen Kopnina
ISBN : 9781135044121
Genre : Social Science
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This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.

Death And Life Giving Waters

Author : Terje Oestigaard
ISBN : UOM:39015060992651
Genre : Social Science
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In this original work, the author aims to develop a synthetic perspective for enhancing the understanding of the roles that death and life-giving waters have in the constitution of society and cosmos in karmic traditions. This is achieved through a material culture study of death and funeral practices as cultural, ritual, and religious processes in parts of Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and the Indus Valley.

The Question Of Resilience

Author : Kirsten Hastrup
ISBN : IND:30000128961756
Genre : Climatic changes
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Routledge International Handbook Of Green Criminology

Author : Nigel South
ISBN : 9781317809005
Genre : Law
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Academic and general interest in environmental crimes, harms, and threats, as well as in environmental legislation and regulation, has grown sharply in recent years. The Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology is the most in-depth and comprehensive volume on these issues to date. With contributions from leading international green criminologists and scholars in related fields, the Handbook examines a wide range of substantive issues, including: climate change corporate criminality and impacts on the environment environmental justice media representations pollution (e.g. air, water) questions of responsibility and risk wildlife trafficking The chapters explore green criminology in depth, its theory, history and development, as well as methodological concerns for this area of academic interest. With examples of environmental crimes, harms, and threats from Africa, Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, South America, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this book will serve as a vital resource for international scholars and students in criminology, sociology, law and socio-legal studies, as well as environmental science, environmental studies, politics and international relations.

Dolphins And Whales

Author : Maurizio Wurtz
ISBN : UCSD:31822037163300
Genre : Nature
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The world’s cetaceans have become a symbol of the importance of successful marine conservation. Dolphins and Whales presents the latest research on these denizens of the deep, including breeding, feeding, migrating, and group behavior, accompanied by superb photographs and drawings. With its authoritative text and superb graphics, this is an invaluable travel companion for whale watchers, amateur oceanographers, and marine mammal lovers.

New York 2140

Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN : 9783641216580
Genre : Fiction
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New York, einhundert Jahre später. Der Meeresspiegel ist angestiegen, und die Straßen des Big Apple haben sich in Kanäle verwandelt und aus den einstigen Wolkenkratzern sind hoch aufragende Inseln geworden. Aber noch hat New York sich nicht aufgegeben. In einem Haus treffen so unterschiedliche wie ergreifende Schicksale aufeinander – Schicksale, die von der Zukunft nach dem Ökokollaps erzählen. Da ist zum Beispiel ein nimmermüder Detektiv, und da ist das Internet-Sternchen. Auf dem Dach leben die Coder. Ihr Verschwinden setzt schließlich eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die das Leben aller New Yorker für immer beeinflussen werden.

World Environment And The Global Economy

Author : Marnie McCuen
ISBN : 0865961794
Genre : Business & Economics
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