Climate change and the humanities

Elliott, Alex, Cullis, James William Storrs and Damodaran, Vinita, eds. (2017) Climate change and the humanities. Palgrave, London. ISBN 9781137551245

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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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > American Studies
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for World Environmental History
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Depositing User: Vinita Damodaran
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 09:41
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