Climate, Capitalism and Communities - An Anthropology of Environmental Overheating

Author(s): Astrid B. Stensrud; Thomas Hylland Eriksen


Until now, the growing body of work on environmental anthropology has largely ignored the unavoidable impact of global capitalism on the environment and the extent to which capital itself is a key driver of climate change. Climate, Capitalism and Communities focuses explicitly on that nexus, examining the injustices and inequalities - as well as the activist responses - that have arisen as a result, and the contradictions between the imperatives of exponential economic growth, and those of environmental sustainability, and society as a whole. Bringing an innovative, ethnographic toolkit to bear on a crisis that is at once global and highly localised, the authors shift attention away from the consequences of climate change, to a focus on the social relations and power structures that continue to prevent effective action.


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General Fields

  • : 9780745339566
  • : Pluto Press
  • : Pluto Press
  • : July 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Astrid B. Stensrud; Thomas Hylland Eriksen
  • : Paperback
  • : 256