Changing Climate, Changing Worlds: Local Knowledge and the Challenges of Social and Ecological Change
The conclusion to the book situates the chapters within four programs of anthropological research on climate change: (1) documentation of local impacts of and adaptations to climate change, (2) connections to socioeconomic and political contexts, (3) collaborations with nonanthropologists, and (4) activism and social transformation. The final section notes the persistent challenges to creating positive change and meaningful research outcomes. It highlights some examples of success and outlines future directions for politically engaged anthropological work around climate change.
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Pennesi, Karen (2020) “Understanding Global Change: From Documentation and Collaboration to Social Transformation.” In Changing Climate, Changing Worlds: Local Knowledge and the Challenges of Social and Ecological Change. Meredith Welch-Devine, Anne Sourdril and Brian Burke (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Nature. Pp. 243-258.
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