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Climate Change and the Humanities

Historical, Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Contemporary Environmental Crisis

Editors: Elliott, Alexander, Cullis, James, Damodaran, Vinita (Eds.)

  • Reclaims the debate on climate change from the sciences in favour of a more nuanced, interpretative humanities approach
  • Offers inter-disciplinary chapters organized thematically into History, Philosophy, Ethics, Literature, Sociology and Media in a single volume
  • Provides readers with an up to date and comprehensive introduction to this dynamic field of research, as well as presenting the most important trends and methodologies in specific humanities subject areas
  • Provokes a conversation within humanities of the merits of a collaborative field of study centred on climate change
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About this book

This  volume  of  essays  fills  a  lacunae  in  the  current  climate  change  debate  by  bringing  new perspectives on the role of humanities scholars within this debate. The humanities have historically played an important role in the various debates on environment, climate and society. The past two decades especially have seen a resurfacing of these environmental concerns across humanities disciplines in the wake of what has been termed climate change. This book argues that these disciplines should be more confident and vocal in responding to climate change while questioning the way in which the climate change debate is currently being conducted in academic, political and social arenas. Addressing climate change through the varied approaches of the humanities means re-thinking and re-evaluating its fundamental assumptions and responses to perceived crisis through the lens of history, philosophy and literature. The volume aims thus to be a catalyst for emerging scholarship in this field and to appeal to an academic and popular readership.

About the authors

Alexander Elliott is a DPhil candidate and Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex, UK, in the department of Social and Political Thought. He is also a graduate associate of the Centre for World Environmental History. His research interests include climate change, epistemology and the history of philosophy.

James Cullis is an MPhil student at the University of Sussex, UK, associated with the Centre for World Environmental History and the Centre for Intellectual History.  His research deals with the way environmental and geographic concerns arose within Scottish Enlightenment accounts of societal progress.

Vinita Damodaran is Professor in South Asian History and Director of the Centre for World Environmental History at the University of Sussex, UK. Her publications include Nature and the Orient, Essays on the Environmental History of South and South-East Asia (1998), British Empire and the Natural World: Environmental Encounters in South Asia, (2010) and The East India Company and the Natural World (2014).

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eBook 66,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55124-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55123-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and the Humanities
Book Subtitle
Historical, Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Contemporary Environmental Crisis
Editors
  • Alexander Elliott
  • James Cullis
  • Vinita Damodaran
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55124-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55124-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55123-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 271
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