Climate, Affluence, and Culture

Climate, Affluence, and Culture

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by Evert Van de Vliert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521517877

ISBN-13: 9780521517874

Pub. Date: 12/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Everyone, everyday, everywhere has to cope with climatic cold or heat to satisfy survival needs, using money. This point of departure led to a decade of innovative research on the basis of the tenet that climate and affluence influence each other's impact on culture. Evert Van de Vliert discovered survival cultures in poor countries with demanding cold or hot

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Everyone, everyday, everywhere has to cope with climatic cold or heat to satisfy survival needs, using money. This point of departure led to a decade of innovative research on the basis of the tenet that climate and affluence influence each other's impact on culture. Evert Van de Vliert discovered survival cultures in poor countries with demanding cold or hot climates, self-expression cultures in rich countries with demanding cold or hot climates, and easygoing cultures in poor and rich countries with temperate climates. These findings have implications for the cultural consequences of global warming and local poverty. Climate protection and poverty reduction are used in combination to sketch four scenarios for shaping cultures, from which the world community has to make a principal and principled choice soon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521517874
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Series:
Culture and Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Creators of culture; Part II. Climate, Cash, and Work: 2. Climate colors life satisfaction; 3. Cash compensates for climate; 4. Work copes with context; Part III. Survival, Cooperation, and Organization: 5. Survival, self-expression, and easygoingness; 6. Cooperation; 7. Organization; Part IV. Conclusion: 8. Bird's-eye views of culture; Appendix A. Climate indices.

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