Grounding Global Climate Change: Contributions from the Social and Cultural Sciences

Grounding Global Climate Change: Contributions from the Social and Cultural Sciences

This booklet strains the evolution of weather swap learn, which, lengthy ruled by way of the traditional sciences, now sees higher involvement with disciplines learning the socio-cultural implications of world warming. whereas such a lot of social weather switch learn specializes in how humans care for environmental stresses and attainable methods of variation, this quantity foregrounds the query: What are the theoretical and methodological demanding situations of investigating weather swap in several disciplines?

In their advent, the editors chart the altering position of the social and cultural sciences in weather switch examine, delineating diverse study strands that experience emerged over the last few years. half I of the e-book explores the clients and demanding situations of interdisciplinarity in weather switch study, connecting the issues of view of a plant ecologist, a historian and a social anthropologist. components II and III offer ethnographic insights in a variety of ‘climate cultures’ through exploring the social and cultural implications of world warming particularly contexts and groups, stretching from hunter groups within the excessive Arctic and the Canadian Subarctic over Dutch and Cape Verdian island groups and the metropolitan electorate of Tokyo to pastoralist households within the West African Sahel. Thereby, components II and III discover ethnography’s power to provide locally-grounded wisdom approximately international phenomena, resembling weather change.

Uniting the several techniques, all authors have interaction significantly with the examine topic of weather switch itself, reflecting on their lonesome practices of data construction and epistemological presuppositions.

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