Pacific climate cultures: living climate change in Oceania

Tony Crook (Editor), Peter Rudiak-Gould (Editor)

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Abstract

Low-lying Pacific island nations are experiencing the frontline of lea-level rises and climate change - and are responding creatively and making-sense in their own vernacular terms. Pacific Climate Cultures aims to bring Oceanic philosophies to the frontline of social science theorization. It explores the home-grown ways that 'climate change' becomes absorbed into the combined effects of globalization and into a living nexus of relations amongst human and non-humans, spirits and elements. Contributors to this edited volume explore diverse examples of living climate change — from floods and cyclones, through song and navigation, to new forms of art, community initiatives and cultural appropriations — and demonstrate their international relevance in understanding climate change. A Prelude by His Highness Tui Atua Efi and Afterword by Anne Salmond frame an Introduction by Tony Crook & Peter Rudiak-Gould and nine chapters by contributors including John Connell, Elfriede Hermann & Wolfgang Kempf and Cecilie Rubow.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWarsaw
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)9783110591415
ISBN (Print)9783110591408
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2018

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