The first edition of Anthropology and Climate Change (2009) pioneered the study of climate change through the lens of anthropology, covering the relation between human cultures and the environment from prehistoric times to the present. This second, heavily revised edition brings the material on this rapidly changing field completely up to date, with major scholars from around the world mapping out trajectories of research and issuing specific calls for action. The new editionintroduces new "foundational" chapters-laying out what anthropologists know about climate change today, new theoretical and practical perspectives, insights gleaned from sociology, and international efforts to study and curb climate change-making the volume a perfect introductory textbook;
presents a series of case studies-both new case studies and old ones updated and viewed with fresh eyes-with the specific purpose of assessing climate trends;
provides a close look at how climate change is affecting livelihoods, especially in the context of economic globalization and the migration of youth from rural to urban areas;
expands coverage to England, the Amazon, the Marshall Islands, Tanzania, and Ethiopia;
re-examines the conclusions and recommendations of the first volume, refining our knowledge of what we do and do not know about climate change and what we can do to adapt.
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Number of pages: 450
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"The chapters are written mostly by anthropologists for anthropologists, but physical scientists such as myself will find useful information and insights in several of the chapters. The primary audience for the book will be climate change researchers and students in upper- and graduate-level courses in anthropology and the environmental and social sciences. Each of the chapters stands alone, which is useful for class reading assignments... Crate and Nutall's well-referenced volume provides useful information and insight for researchers and students becoming interested in the field."
- Allan Ashworth, Journal of Anthropological Research, review of the first edition
"This effectively organized, crisply presented, and compellingly argued book is essential reading for everyone concerned about the impact of climate change on human communities around the world, and for readers of any background seeking to understand the unique and critical contributions of anthropology to these important questions. The list of contributors, with their highly varied interests and accomplishments, makes clear that anthropologists have been working on issues of environmental change and sustainability for decades, and that their contributions focus on precisely the kinds of questions that have been relatively neglected in the physical sciences of the environment. With its close attention to strategy and tactics,Anthropology and Climate Change will serve as a major resource for anthropologists looking for conceptual and practical tools by which they might refocus their work so as to contribute more effectively to these major debates of our day."
- Susan Greenhalgh, Population and Development Review, review of the first edition