Fierce climate, sacred ground : an ethnography of climate change in Shishmaref, Alaska / Elizabeth Marino.

Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground is an ethnographic account of the impacts of climate change in Shishmaref, Alaska. In this small Iupiaq community, flooding and erosion are forcing community members to consider relocation as the only possible solution for long-term safety. However, a tangled web of pol...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Marino, Elizabeth K., 1978- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2015]
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Summary:Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground is an ethnographic account of the impacts of climate change in Shishmaref, Alaska. In this small Iupiaq community, flooding and erosion are forcing community members to consider relocation as the only possible solution for long-term safety. However, a tangled web of policy obstacles, lack of funding, and organizational challenges leaves the community without a clear way forward, creating serious questions of how to maintain cultural identity under the new climate regime. Elizabeth Marino analyzes this unique and grounded example of a warming world as a confluence of political injustice, histories of colonialism, global climate change, and contemporary development decisions. The book merges theoretical insights from disaster studies, political analysis, and passages from field notes into an eminently readable text for a wide audience. This is an ethnography of climate change; a glimpse into the lived experiences of a global phenomenon.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 122 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781602232679
1602232679