Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Climate and Culture
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on a Warming World

$147.00 (C)

Hilary Geoghegan, Giuseppe Feola, Alex Arnall, Martin Mahony, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Matthias Heymann, Sebastian Vincent Grevsmühl, Astrid Ulloa, Ciara Healy, Julio C. Postigo, Susanne C. Moser, Igor Krupnik, Georgina Endfield, Lucy Veale, Allison Ford, Kari Marie Norgaard, Peter Daniels, Karen O'Brien, Gail Hochachka, Irmelin Gram-Hanssen, John Clammer, Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith
View all contributors
  • Date Published: January 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108422505

$ 147.00 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact [email protected] providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • How does culture interact with the way societies understand, live with, and act in relation to climate change? While the importance of the exchanges between culture, society and climate in the context of global environmental change is increasingly recognised, the empirical evidence is fragmented and too often constrained by disciplinary boundaries. Written by an international team of experts, this book provides cutting-edge and critical perspectives on how culture both facilitates and inhibits our ability to address and make sense of climate change and the challenges it poses to societies globally. Through a set of case studies spanning the social sciences and humanities, it explores the role of culture in relation to climate and its changes at different temporal and spatial levels; illustrates how approaching climate change through the cultural dimension enriches the range and depth of societal engagements; and establishes connections between theory and practice, which can stimulate action-oriented initiatives.

    • Multidisciplinary with global reach, this book will appeal to those interested in climate change across the social sciences and in a diverse range of geographical areas
    • Makes connections between theory and practice, prompting action and appealing to practitioners and policymakers, not just academics
    • Climate is an urgent issue to be addressed, and this book adds a unique contribution
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘Multidisciplinary studies by 23 contributing authors who explore how human cultures conceptualize and respond to climate … Though the book does not downplay social, psychological, and economic factors that have slowed climate action at the societal level, its chapters collectively suggest a surprisingly optimistic view: namely, that human cultures throughout history have exhibited curiosity about and resilience to climate … Clear writing and thoughtfully chosen images make this book accessible and engaging for broad audiences.’ D. P. Genereux, Choice

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108422505
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Climate and culture: taking stock and moving forward Hilary Geoghegan, Giuseppe Feola and Alex Arnall
    2. Cultures of prediction in climate science Martin Mahony, Gabriele Gramelsberger and Matthias Heymann
    3. Visualising climate and climate change: a longue durée perspective Sebastian Vincent Grevsmühl
    4. Indigenous knowledge regarding climate in Colombia: articulations and complementarities among different knowledges Astrid Ulloa
    5. Thin place: new modes of environmental knowing through contemporary curatorial practice Ciara Healy
    6. Multi-temporal adaptations to change in the Central Andes Julio C. Postigo
    7. Not for the faint of heart: tasks of climate change communication in the context of societal transformation Susanne C. Moser
    8. At the frontline or very close: living with climate change on St Lawrence Island, Alaska, 1999–2017 Igor Krupnik
    9. Localising and historicising climate change: extreme weather histories in the United Kingdom Georgina Endfield and Lucy Veale
    10. From denial to resistance: how emotions and culture shape our responses to climate change Allison Ford and Kari Marie Norgaard
    11. Effective responses to climate change – some wisdom from the Buddhist worldview Peter Daniels
    12. Creating a culture for transformation Karen O'Brien, Gail Hochachka and Irmelin Gram-Hanssen
    13. Back to the future? Satoyama and cultures of transition and sustainability John Clammer
    14. Culture and climate change: experiments and improvisations – an afterword Renata Tyszczuk and Joe Smith

  • Editors

    Giuseppe Feola, University of Reading
    Giuseppe Feola is Assistant Professor of Social Change for Sustainability at Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading. His research engages with issues of sustainability, resilience and transformation of agricultural systems, sustainability transitions and post-capitalist transformations, and social change theories. Feola is the recipient of a Starting Grant from the European Research Council and a VidiI Grant from the Netherlands Research Organization.

    Hilary Geoghegan, University of Reading
    Hilary Geoghegan is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Reading. Geoghegan researches at the intersection of the social and natural sciences and explores the emotional and affective relations between people and the material world. Using the geographical concept of landscape, she has worked on the human geographies of climate change. Hilary is currently examining the social and more-than-human dimensions of forest management which result from climate change-induced movement of pests and diseases.

    Alex Arnall, University of Reading
    Alex Arnall is Associate Professor in Environment and Development at the University of Reading. He specialises in the study of migration, movement and displacement of people and things. His work is characterised by an environmental theme, including climate change, agricultural development and food systems. Much of Alex's empirical research has taken place in the Maldives and Mozambique. Arnall's research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Department for International Development, British Academy, and Norwegian Research Council.


    Hilary Geoghegan, Giuseppe Feola, Alex Arnall, Martin Mahony, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Matthias Heymann, Sebastian Vincent Grevsmühl, Astrid Ulloa, Ciara Healy, Julio C. Postigo, Susanne C. Moser, Igor Krupnik, Georgina Endfield, Lucy Veale, Allison Ford, Kari Marie Norgaard, Peter Daniels, Karen O'Brien, Gail Hochachka, Irmelin Gram-Hanssen, John Clammer, Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email [email protected]

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.