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The Resource A cultural history of climate change, edited by Tom Bristow and Thomas H. Ford

A cultural history of climate change, edited by Tom Bristow and Thomas H. Ford

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A cultural history of climate change
Title
A cultural history of climate change
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tom Bristow and Thomas H. Ford
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us to rethink many of our traditional means of historical understanding, and demands new ways of relating human knowledge, action and representations to the dimensions of geological and evolutionary time. To address these challenges, this book positions our present moment of climatic knowledge within much longer histories of climatic experience. Only in light of these histories, it argues, can we properly understand what climate means today across an array of discursive domains, from politics, literature and law to neighbourly conversation. Its chapters identify turning-points and experiments in the construction of climates and of atmospheres of sensation. They examine how contemporary ecological thought has repoliticised the representation of nature and detail vital aspects of the history and prehistory of our climatic modernity. This ground-breaking text will be of great interest to researchers and postgraduate students in environmental history, environmental governance, history of ideas and science, literature and eco-criticism, political theory, cultural theory, as well as all general readers interested in climate change
Member of
Dewey number
363.738/7409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bristow, Tom
  • Ford, Thomas H.
Series statement
Routledge environmental humanities series
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  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Human ecology
  • Anthropology
Label
A cultural history of climate change, edited by Tom Bristow and Thomas H. Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Voices of endurance: climate and the power of oral history / Deb Anderson -- Rethinking seasons: changing climate, changing time / Chris O'Brien -- Terrestrial envelope: Joseph Fourier's geological speculation / Jerome Withington -- Melancholy and the continent of fire / Tom Bristow and Andrea Whitcomb -- Anthropocene and the long seventeenth century: 1550-1750 / Linda Williams -- Change beyond belief: fictions of (the) Enlightenment and Simpson's 'climate change suite' / Jayne Lewis -- Fuels and humans, bios and zoe / Karen Pinkus -- 'Foreign grave' motif in Victorian medicine and literature / Roslyn Jolly -- Climate change and literary history / Thomas H. Ford -- Climate change: politics, excess, sovereignty / Nick Mansfield -- Para-religions of climate change: humanity, eco-nihilism, apocalypse / S. Romi Mukherjee -- Litigation, activism, and the paradox of lawfulness in an age of climate change / Nicole Rogers -- This is not my beautiful biosphere / Timothy Morton
Control code
ocn948171247
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317561439
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
40026175107
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948171247
Label
A cultural history of climate change, edited by Tom Bristow and Thomas H. Ford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Voices of endurance: climate and the power of oral history / Deb Anderson -- Rethinking seasons: changing climate, changing time / Chris O'Brien -- Terrestrial envelope: Joseph Fourier's geological speculation / Jerome Withington -- Melancholy and the continent of fire / Tom Bristow and Andrea Whitcomb -- Anthropocene and the long seventeenth century: 1550-1750 / Linda Williams -- Change beyond belief: fictions of (the) Enlightenment and Simpson's 'climate change suite' / Jayne Lewis -- Fuels and humans, bios and zoe / Karen Pinkus -- 'Foreign grave' motif in Victorian medicine and literature / Roslyn Jolly -- Climate change and literary history / Thomas H. Ford -- Climate change: politics, excess, sovereignty / Nick Mansfield -- Para-religions of climate change: humanity, eco-nihilism, apocalypse / S. Romi Mukherjee -- Litigation, activism, and the paradox of lawfulness in an age of climate change / Nicole Rogers -- This is not my beautiful biosphere / Timothy Morton
Control code
ocn948171247
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317561439
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
40026175107
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948171247

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