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Environmental Futures (Paperback)

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Concerns about the exploitation of limited resources, optimum development trajectories, and climate change draw attention to the temporal horizons of our environment - Environmental Futures is a curated collection of essays that explores different ways of knowing the future and how these futures shape contemporary social worlds.

  • Includes a range of detailed case studies, from ice melting in Antarctica to coal mining in Bangladesh, flooding in Colombia to climate modelling in Egypt
  • Approaches prognosis as a cultural, political, and material process
  • Reveals the ways in which authority and expertise may be reinforced, circumscribed, or contested in the process of making a prediction and its aftermath
  • Offers novel insights on how and why futures come to be significant in the present
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2016
TCIN: 51381173
UPC: 9781119278320
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-9375
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