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.
About the Author
Astrid B. Stensrud is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, where she is part of the Overheating research project. She has published articles on climate change, neoliberalism and water politics in the journals, Ethos, History and Anthropology, Latin American Perspectives and Latin American Research Review, as well as chapters in edited volumes, Waterworlds: Anthropology in Fluid Environments (2016) and Identity Destabilised (2016).
Presenting evidence from places as diverse as the Arctic, Mongolia and Peru, this volume testifies to the growing anthropological awareness of the link between global capitalism and climate change' Hans A Baer, author of 'Global Capitalism and Climate Cha