The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Integrated Critical Perspective

The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Integrated Critical Perspective

by Hans A. Baer, Merrill Singer

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The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Integrated Critical Perspective by Hans A. Baer, Merrill Singer

In addressing the urgent questions raised by climate change, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of climate change, guided by a critical political ecological framework. It examines the emergence and slow maturation of the anthropology of climate change, reviews the historic foundations for this work in the archaeology of climate change, and presents three alternative contemporary theoretical perspectives in the anthropology of climate change.

This second edition is fully updated to include the most recent literature published since the first edition in 2014. It also examines a number of new topics, including an analysis of the 2014 American Anthropological Association's Global Climate Change Task Force report, a new case study on responses to climate change in developed societies, and reference to the stance of the Trump administration on climate change.

Not only does this book provide a valuable overview of the field and the key literature, but it also gives researchers and students in Environmental Anthropology, Climate Change, Human Geography, Sociology, and Political Science a novel framework for understanding climate change that emphasizes human socioecological interactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138574847
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/07/2018
Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 962,280
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hans A. Baer is Associate Professor, Development Studies Program, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Merrill Singer is Professor at the Departments of Anthropology and Community Medicine, University of Connecticut, USA.

Table of Contents

1.Climate Turmoil: Introducing a Socioecological Model of Human Action, Environment and Human Societies: A Brief Overview and Guiding Framework 2. The Emergence and Maturation of the Anthropology of Climate Change 3. The Archaeology of Climate Change 4. Theoretical Perspectives in the Anthropology of Climate Change 5. Case Studies in the Anthropology of Climate Change 6. Applications of Anthropological Research on Climate: Implications for Climate Change and Social Action 7. What are Other Social Scientists Saying about Climate Change 8. Conclusion: Toward an Integrated Social Science of Climate Change

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