KUMA2017 Anthropology of Climate Change (5 op)
How do anthropologists approach the study of climate change and related environmental issues? This course provides an overview of the rapidly growing field of the anthropology of climate change with an emphasis on recent approaches. The course discusses climate change in relation to capitalism, migration, and global inequalities.
On completion of this module the student will
- know what are the most important current theoretical debates in this field and draw on them in her further studies
- be familiar with the history of ideas in environmental anthropology/anthropology of climate change
- learn to examine how climate change affects the lives and livelihoods of people in different contexts.
- Baer, H. & Singer, M. 2018: The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Integrated Critical Perspective. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.
- Cruikshank, J. 2005: Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters and Social Imagination. Vancouver: UBC Press.
- de la Cadena, M. 2015: Earth beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds. Durham: Duke University Press.
- Eriksen, T. H. 2016: Overheating: An Anthropology of Accelerated Change. London: Pluto Press.
- Marino, E. 2015: Fierce Climate, Sacred Grounds: An Ethnography of Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska. Farmington Hills: University of Alaska Press.
- Shoreman-Ouimet, E. & Kopnina, H. 2015: Culture and Conservation: Beyond Anthropocentrism. London: Routledge.