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Cultures of Climate

First Edition

November 2016 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Climate is an enduring idea of the human mind and also a powerful one.  Today, the idea of climate is most commonly associated with the discourse of climate-change and its scientific, political, economic, social, religious and ethical dimensions.  However, to understand adequately the cultural politics of climate-change it is important to establish the different origins of the idea of climate itself and the range of historical, political and cultural work that the idea of climate accomplishes.

In Weathered: Cultures of Climate, distinguished professor Mike Hulme opens up the many ways in which the idea of climate is given shape and meaning in different human cultures – how climates are historicized, known, changed, lived with, blamed, feared, represented, predicted, governed and, at least putatively, re-designed.

What is Climate?
Part 1: Knowledges of Climate
Historicising Climate
Knowing Climate
Changing Climates
Part 2: The Powers of Climate
Living with Climate
Blaming Climate
Fearing Climate
Representing Climate
Part 3: The Futures of Climate
Predicting Climate
Redesigning Climate
Governing Climate
Reading Future Climates

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Weathered: What is Climate?

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