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Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses

Ontologies, Discourses, and Practices in Oceania

Editors: Dürr, Eveline, Pascht, Arno (Eds.)

  • Discuss environmental topics on a micro-level while also looping in discussions of globalization processes 
  • Encompasses various parts of Oceania, trying to overcome a regional subdivision that is increasingly criticized by indigenous authors
  • Focuses on the local interpretation of environmental change and thus confirms local specificities
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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. 

About the authors

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. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Engaging with Environmental Transformation in Oceania

    Pascht, Arno (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Climate Change, Christian Religion and Songs: Revisiting the Noah Story in the Central Pacific

    Kempf, Wolfgang

    Pages 19-48

  • Climate Change and Worries over Land: Articulations in the Atoll State of Kiribati

    Hermann, Elfriede

    Pages 49-73

  • Experiencing Environmental Dynamics in Chuuk, Micronesia

    Hofmann, Rebecca

    Pages 75-101

  • Young ni-Vanuatu Encounter Climate Change: Reception of Knowledge and New Discourses

    Hetzel, Desirée (et al.)

    Pages 103-124

Buy this book

eBook £53.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53349-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £67.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53348-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses
Book Subtitle
Ontologies, Discourses, and Practices in Oceania
Editors
  • Eveline Dürr
  • Arno Pascht
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53349-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53349-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53348-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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