Timescapes of Modernity The Environment and Invisible Hazards

by Barbara Adam

Timescapes of Modernity The Environment and Invisible Hazards Synopsis

Timescapes of Modernity explores the relationship between time and environmental and socio-cultural concerns. Using examples such as the BSE crisis, the Sea Empress oil pollution and the Chernobyl radiation Barbara Adam argues that environmental hazards are inescapably tied to the successes of the industrial way of life. Global markets and economic growth; large-scale production of food; the speed of transport and communication; the 24 hour society and even democratic politics are among the invisible hazards we face. With this unique 'timescape' perspective the author dislodges assumptions about environmental change, enables a rethinking of environmental problems and provides the potential for new strategies to deal with environmental hazards.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415162753
Publication date: 5th March 1998
Author: Barbara Adam
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Environmental science, engineering & technology, Human geography, Sociology,

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