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History and the question of causation : North Atlantic lessons on environmental and social change

Exploring causal relations : the societal effects of climate change

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

HASTRUP, K.
Dept. of Anthropology, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
NIELSEN, J.Ø
Dept. of Anthropology, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
Waterworlds Research Centre, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
REENBERG, A.
Waterworlds Research Centre, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark


Description :
In this paper, the A. presents two empirical cases from Icelandic history and current Greenlandic society. These cases shed light on the natural–social entanglements in a long-term historical perspective and in a highly charged present, respectively. The A. aims to open up for a renewed sense of causation in the social domain in view of the manifest complexities with which we are faced in the present era of globalization and rapid social changes. The reasoning is ethnographic rather than conceptual, if not exactly letting the cases speak for themselves, then at least avoiding both linear explanation and other normative stands on causation.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geografisk tidsskrift, issn : 1903-2471, 2012, vol. 112, n°. 2, p. 117-125, nombre de pages : 9, Références bibliographiques : 48 ref.

Date :
2012

Identifiants :
eurl : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00167223.2012.741883, doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00167223.2012.741883

Editeur :
Pays édition : Danemark, Kobenhavn, Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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