Sociological literature tends to view the social categories of race, class and gender as distinct and has avoided discussing how multiple intersections inform and contribute to experiences of injustice and inequity. This limited focus is clearly inadequate.
Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change is an edited volume of 49 international, interdisciplinary contributions addressing global climate change (GCC) by intentionally engaging with the issues of race, gender, and class through an intersectional lens. The volume challenges and inspires readers to foster new theoretical and practical linkages and think beyond the traditional, and oftentimes reductionist, environmental science frame by examining issues within their turbulent political, cultural, and personal landscapes. Varied media and writing styles invite students and educators to reflexively engage different, yet complementary, approaches to GCC analysis and interpretation, mirroring the disparate voices and viewpoints within the field. The second volume, Emergent Possibilities for Sustainability will take a similar approach but will examine the possibilities for solutions, as in the quest for global sustainability.
This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and both undergraduate and post-graduate students in the areas of Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Gender Studies and International studies as well as those seeking a more intersectional analysis of GCC.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm
"Inspiring, life affirming, poignant. This densely packed volume of wisdom from the hearts and minds of people most intimately targeted by climate change illustrates what is at stake, provides a vision of what must be done, and cogently illustrates an intersectional analysis that includes the environment. There is no other book like it." - Kari Marie Norgaard, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon, USA
"At one level climate change seems so simple: too much carbon in the atmosphere. But as this provocative volume makes clear, the real truth is far more complicated and interesting. There's never been a better lens than global warming for looking at the ways that power is wielded on our planet, and these essays, poems, and images do much to bring that picture into sharp focus." - Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, USA
"Passionately mixing scholarly, activist and poetic analysis of global climate change, this volume takes anti-racist and queerfeminist intersectional analysis to new levels of critical transgression and global understanding. It makes a strong case for using intersectionality to deconstruct and decolonialize borders between struggles for climate, environmental, social and reproductive justice." - Nina Lykke, Professor of Gender Studies and co-director of the Centre for Gender Excellence (GEXcel), Linkoeping University, Sweden
The work offers an innovative synthesis of two key sociological approaches - `intersectionality' and 'just sustainabilities'. Challenging both media denialisms and the silo methodologies of academia, Godfrey, Torres, and their community of authors are relentless in their diagnosis of exploitive social prejudices that drive the Anthropocene, globalization, climate change, food scarcity, and violence." - Ariel Salleh, author of "Ecofeminism as Politics"
"Ambitious, groundbreaking, and refusing to settle, Godfrey and Torres assemble an eclectic collection of essays, uniting a new diverse generation of intellectual activists who care deeply about the globe. They use intersectionality-not as a slogan so-often bandied about within academia with empty signifiers of race, class and gender-but as a powerful navigational tool for thinking through the challenges facing the globe and the people who inhabit it." - Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
'The book sends a powerful message of theory and praxis, scholarship and activism in its structural and intersectional analysis of global climate change.'
David Lorimer, Paradigm Explorer 2017/2
"The book sends a powerful message of theory and praxis, scholarship and activism in its structural and intersectional analysis of global climate change." - Paradigm Explorer
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