Climate Change Temporalities: Explorations in Vernacular, Popular, and Scientific Discourse

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On March 23, 2021, Routledge Press will publish Climate Change Temporalities: Explorations in Popular, Vernacular, and Scientific Discourse, a volume edited by Kyrre Kverndokk, Marit Ruge Bjærke, and Anne Eriksen.

Climate Change Temporalities explores how various timescales, timespans, intervals, rhythms, cycles, and changes in acceleration are at play in climate change discourses. It argues that nuanced, detailed, and specific understandings and concepts are required to handle the challenges of a climatically changed world, politically and socially as well as scientifically. Rather than reflecting abstractly on theories of temporality, this edited collection explores a variety of timescales and temporalities from narratives, experience, popular culture, and everyday life in addition to science and history—and the entanglements between them. The chapters are clustered into three main sections, exploring a range of genres, such as questionnaires, interviews, magazines, news media, television series, aquariums, and popular science books to critically examine how and where climate change understandings are formed. The book also includes chapters historicizing notions of climate and temporality by exploring scientific debates and practices.

Climate Change Temporalities will be of great interest to students and scholars of humanistic climate change research, environmental humanities, studies of temporality and historicity, cultural studies, cultural history, and popular culture.

You can pre-order the book in hardback or electronic form on Routledge’s website.

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