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Environmental Futures Synopsis

Concerns about the exploitation of limited resources, optimum development trajectories, and climate change draw attention to the temporal horizons of our environment - Environmental Futures is a curated collection of essays that explores different ways of knowing the future and how these futures shape contemporary social worlds. * Includes a range of detailed case studies, from ice melting in Antarctica to coal mining in Bangladesh, flooding in Colombia to climate modelling in Egypt * Approaches prognosis as a cultural, political, and material process * Reveals the ways in which authority and expertise may be reinforced, circumscribed, or contested in the process of making a prediction and its aftermath * Offers novel insights on how and why futures come to be significant in the present

Book Information

ISBN: 9781119278320
Publication date: 27th May 2016
Author: Jessica Barnes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 212 pages
Categories: Environmental management, Sociology,

About Jessica Barnes

Jessica Barnes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment & Sustainability Program at the University of South Carolina. Her work focuses on the culture and politics of resource use and environmental change in the Middle East. Dr Barnes s publications include Cultivating the Nile: the everyday politics of water in Egypt (Duke University Press, 2014), Climate cultures: anthropological perspectives on climate change (co-edited with Michael R. Dove, Yale University Press, 2015), and articles in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Critique of Anthropology, Social Studies of Science, and Geoforum. Her current project, funded by a fellowship from the American ...

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