Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology

Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change

Pacific Island Countries

Authors: Bryant-Tokalau, Jenny

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  • Is a timely overview of the applications of indigenous knowledge to climate challenge in the Pacific Islands
  • Provides existing and historical examples of adaptation strategies throughout the Pacific region
  • Explores how local knowledge, practice, and beliefs can be mobilized to respond to climate change and disasters
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About this book

This book explores how Pacific Island communities are responding to the challenges wrought by climate change—most notably fresh water accessibility, the growing threat of disease, and crop failure. The Pacific Island nations are not alone in facing these challenges, but their responses are unique in that they arise from traditional and community-based understandings of climate and disaster. Knowledge sharing, community education, and widespread participation in decision-making have promoted social resilience to such challenges across the Pacific. In this exploration of the Pacific Island countries, Bryant-Tokalau demonstrates that by understanding the inter-relatedness of local expertise, customary resource management, traditional knowledge and practice, as well as the roles of leaders and institutions, local “knowledge-practice-belief systems” can be used to inform adaptation to disasters wherever they occur.

About the authors

Jenny Bryant-Tokalau is Associate Professor in the School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has also worked throughout the Pacific as an academic and UN/GEF staffer.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Bryant-Tokalau, Jenny

    Pages 1-11

  • Pacific Responses to and Knowledge of Climate Change

    Bryant-Tokalau, Jenny

    Pages 13-32

  • Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands: Theory, Dreams, Practice and Reality

    Bryant-Tokalau, Jenny

    Pages 33-57

  • Handling Weather Disasters: The Resilience and Adaptive Capacity of Pacific Island Communities

    Bryant-Tokalau, Jenny

    Pages 59-73

  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Urbanization: Relocation, Planning and Modern Disasters

    Bryant-Tokalau, Jenny

    Pages 75-84

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Hardcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Pacific Approaches to Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Pacific Island Countries
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78399-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78399-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78398-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08692-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 111
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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