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Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability

Indigenous Perceptions of the End of the World

Creating a Cosmopolitics of Change

Editors: Bold, Rosalyn (Ed.)

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  • One of the first volumes to seriously consider indigenous perspectives on climate change alongside scientific narratives
  • Collects indigenous Latin American perspectives on climate change, consumption, cultural change, causality and nature and culture
  • Provides a space to move away from modernity as a totalizing explanation of the world to explore new potentials after climate change
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About this book

This edited volume constructs a ‘cosmopolitics’ of climate change, consulting small-scale sustainable communities on whether the world is ending and why, and how we can take action to prevent it. By comparing scientific and indigenous accounts of the same phenomenon, contributors seek to broaden Western understandings of what climate change constitutes. In this context, existing cosmologies are challenged, opening spaces for hegemonic narratives to enter into conversation with the non-modern and construct ‘worlds otherwise’—situations of world change and renewal through climate change. Bold brings together perspectives from Central America, Mexico, the Amazon, and the Andes to converse with scientific narratives of climate change and create cracks that bring new worlds into being for readers.

About the authors

Rosalyn Bold is a Research Associate in the Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability at University College London, UK.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Creating a Cosmopolitics of Climate Change

    Pages 1-27

    Bold, Rosalyn

  • Broken Pillars of the Sky: Masewal Actions and Reflections on Modernity, Spirits, and a Damaged World

    Pages 29-49

    Questa, Alessandro

  • Fragile Time: The Redemptive Force of the Urarina Apocalypse

    Pages 51-69

    Walker, Harry

  • The End of Days: Climate Change, Mythistory, and Cosmological Notions of Regeneration

    Pages 71-90

    Permanto, Stefan

  • Contamination, Climate Change, and Cosmopolitical Resonance in Kaata, Bolivia

    Pages 91-113

    Bold, Rosalyn

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13860-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13859-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Perceptions of the End of the World
Book Subtitle
Creating a Cosmopolitics of Change
Editors
  • Rosalyn Bold
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13860-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13860-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13859-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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