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
Published: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2015]
Table of Contents:
  • Figures and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: It's the End of the World, and Shishmaref Is Everywhere
  • Chapter 2: Unnatural Natural Disasters
  • Chapter 3: Flooding and Erosion in Shishmaref: The Anatomy of a Climate Change Disaster
  • Chapter 4: Seal Oil Lamps and Pre-Fab Housing: A History of Colonialism in Shishmaref
  • Chapter 5: Finding a Way Forward: Trust, Distrust, and Alaska Native Relocation Planning in the Twenty-first Century
  • Chapter 6: The Tenacity of Home
  • Chapter 7: The Ethics of Climate Change
  • Notes
  • Index.