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Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions
     

Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions

by Susan A Crate, Mark Nuttall
 

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ISBN-10: 1598743341

ISBN-13: 9781598743340

Pub. Date: 01/31/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first book to comprehensively assess anthropology’s engagement with climate change, this pioneering volume both maps out exciting trajectories for research and issues a call to action. Chapters in part one are systematic research reviews, covering the relationship between culture and climate from prehistoric times to the present; changing anthropological

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The first book to comprehensively assess anthropology’s engagement with climate change, this pioneering volume both maps out exciting trajectories for research and issues a call to action. Chapters in part one are systematic research reviews, covering the relationship between culture and climate from prehistoric times to the present; changing anthropological discourse on climate and environment; the diversity of environmental and sociocultural changes currently occurring around the globe; and the unique methodological and epistemological tools anthropologists bring to bear on climate research. Part two includes a series of case studies that highlights leading-edge research—including some unexpected and provocative findings. Part three challenges scholars to be proactive on the front lines of climate change, providing instruction on how to work in with research communities, with innovative forms of communication, in higher education, in policy environments, as individuals, and in other critical arenas. Linking sophisticated knowledge to effective actions, Anthropology and Climate Change is essential for students and scholars in anthropology and environmental studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598743340
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/31/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
522,844
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Anthropology and Climate Change Susan A. Crate Mark Nuttall 9

Part 1 Climate and Culture

1 Human Agency, Climate Change, and Culture: An Archaeological Perspective Fekri A. Hassan 39

2 Climate and Weather Discourse in Anthropology: From Determinism to Uncertain Futures Nicole Peterson Kenneth Broad 70

3 Fielding Climate Change in Cultural Anthropology Carla Roncoli Todd Crane Ben Orlove 87

4 Climate Change and Population Displacement: Disasters and Diasporas in the Twenty-first Century Anthony Oliver-Smith 116

Part 2 Anthropological Encounters

5 Gone the Bull of Winter? Contemplating Climate Change's Cultural Implications in Northeastern Siberia, Russia Susan A. Crate 139

6 Sea Ice: The Sociocultural Dimensions of a Melting Environment in the Arctic Anne Henshaw 153

7 Global Models, Local Risks: Responding to Climate Change in the Swiss Alps Sarah Strauss 166

8 Storm Warnings: The Role of Anthropology in Adapting to Sea-Level Rise in Southwestern Bangladesh Timothy Finan 175

9 Salmon Nation: Climate Change and Tribal Sovereignty Benedict J. Colombi 186

10 Global Averages, Local Extremes: The Subtleties and Complexities of Climate Change in Papua New Guinea Jerry Jacka 197

11 Talking and Not Talking about Climate Change in Northwestern Alaska Elizabeth Marino Peter Schweitzer 209

12 Opal Waters, Rising Seas: How Sociocultural Inequality Reduces Resilience to Climate Change among Indigenous Australians Donna Green 218

13 The Glaciers of the Andes are Melting: Indigenous and Anthropological Knowledge Merge in Restoring Water Resources Inge Bolin 228

14 The Governance of Vulnerability: Climate Changeand Agency in Tuvalu, South Pacific Heather Lazrus 240

15 From Local to Global: Perceptions and Realities of Environmental Change Among Kalahari San Robert K. Hitchcock 250

Part 3 Anthropological Actions

16 Consuming Ourselves to Death: The Anthropology of Consumer Culture and Climate Change Richard Wilk 265

17 Global Change Policymaking from Inside the Beltway: Engaging Anthropology Shirley J. Fiske 277

18 Living in a World of Movement: Human Resilience to Environmental Instability in Greenland Environmental Instability in Greenland Mark Nuttall 292

19 Where Managerial and Scientific Knowledge Meet Sociocultural Systems: Local Realities, Global Responsibilities P. J. Puntenney 311

20 Participatory Action Research: Community Partnership with Social and Physical Scientists Gregory V. Button Kristina Peterson 327

21 Terms of Engagement: An Arctic Perspective on the Narratives and Politics of Global Climate Change Noel D. Broadbent Patrik Lantto 341

22 Shifting the University: Faculty Engagement and Curriculum Change Peggy F. Barlett Benjamin Stewart 356

23 Car Culture and Decision-Making: Choice and Climate Change Lenora Bohren 370

24 Anthropologists Engaging in Climate Change Education and Outreach: Curating. Thin Ice-Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment A. Nicole Stuckenberger 380

Epilogue: Anthropology, Science, and Climate Change Policy Susan A. Crate Mark Nuttall 394

About the Contributors 401

Index 408

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