The Social Life of Climate Change Models

Anticipating Nature

by Kirsten Hastrup, Martin Skrydstrup

Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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  • 9780415628587
  • 9781136203664
  • 9781136203657

Drawing on a combination of perspectives from diverse fields, this volume offers an anthropological study of climate change and the ways in which people attempt to predict its local implications, showing how the processes of knowledge making among lay people and experts are not only comparable but also deeply entangled. Through analysis of predictive practices in a diversity of regions affected by climate change – including coastal India, the Cook Islands, Tibet, and the High Arctic, and various domains of scientific expertise and policy making such as ice core drilling, flood risk modelling, and coastal adaptation – the book shows how all attempts at modelling nature’s course are deeply social, and how current research in "climate" contributes to a rethinking of nature as a multiplicity of modalities that impact social life.


  • Taylor and Francis; November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781136203664
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Social Life of Climate Change Models
  • Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology
  • Author: Kirsten Hastrup (ed.); Martin Skrydstrup (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415628587
  • 9781136203664
  • 9781136203657

About The Author

Kirsten Hastrup is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.

Martin Skrydstrup is a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Copenhagen.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415628587
  • 9781136203664
  • 9781136203657