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Overheating : An Anthropology of Accelerated Change (Hardcover) (Thomas Hylland Eriksen)

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We live in a time of global crisis—or, more appropriately, crises: overlapping, interlocking global problems that are inextricably tied to modernity.Overheating offers a groundbreaking new way of looking at the problems of the Anthropocene, exploring crises of the environment, economy, and identity through an anthropological lens. Thomas Hylland Eriksen argues that while each of these crises is global in scope, they are nonetheless perceived and responded to locally—and that once we realize that, we begin to see the contradictions that abound between the standardizing forces of global capitalism and the socially embedded nature of people and local practices. Only by acknowledging the primacy of the local, Eriksen shows, can we begin to even properly understand, let alone address, these problems on a global scale. 
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2016
TCIN: 51529449
UPC: 9780745336398
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-6326

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