Climates and Cultures - SAGE Library of the Environment (Hardback)Mike Hulme (editor)
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`Climate' is an old idea, but an idea which retains tremendous power, versatility and utility in today's world. For the Ancient Greeks, climate worked both as index and as agency , and this dual function has recurred throughout human cultural history and it works too in contemporary discourses about climate change. Climates change physically, but climates can also change ideologically. What climate means to different people in different places in different eras is not stable. If culture is concerned with how human meaning, symbolism and practice take on substantive and material forms, then studying climate through culture is likely to be a fruitful activity.
This Major Work is a valuable synopsis of a diffuse discourse and captures some of the most important writing on climate and culture that has appeared since the 1980s. It provides a structure within which the recently growing body of work in human geography, anthropology, sociology and religious studies can be placed.
Volume One: Theorising Climate and Culture
Volume Two: The Agencies of Climate
Volume Three: Reading Climate and Culture in the Past
Volume Four: Reading Climate and Culture in the Future
Volume Five: Climate and Culture in Places
Volume Six: Cultural Representations of Climate
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 1888
Weight: 3810 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 135 mm