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Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses

Ontologies, Discourses, and Practices in Oceania

  • Eveline Dürr
  • Arno Pascht
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About this book

Introduction

This book explores the various ways in which different communities and peoples in Oceania respond to and engage with recent environmental challenges and concurrent socio-political reconfigurations. Based on empirical research, the book discusses topics such as belonging, emotional attachment to land, and new forms of environmental knowledge. The theoretical framework of the book is inspired by current debates among diverse conceptualisations of the environment and thus, of various ways of knowing, making sense of, and interacting with worlds. With this focus in mind, the book provides new insights into recent socio-cultural and environmental dynamics in the Pacific. 

Keywords

Climate change Global warming Kiribati Pacific Islanders Chuuk Micronesia Vanuatu API Pacific Islanders

Editors and affiliations

  • Eveline Dürr
    • 1
  • Arno Pascht
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic/EdMunichGermany
  2. 2.MunichGermany

About the editors

Eveline Dürr is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany. She has worked in New Zealand, Mexico, and the US. Her research addresses environmental issues, urban inequality, and mobilities.

Arno Pascht is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany. He has worked in the Cook Islands on land tenure and chiefs today, and is currently conducting a project investigating the localizing of global climate change policies in Vanuatu.
 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses
  • Book Subtitle Ontologies, Discourses, and Practices in Oceania
  • Editors Eveline Dürr
    Arno Pascht
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53349-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-53348-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-70971-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-53349-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 233
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Sociology
    Environmental Policy
    Ethnography
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