The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.

On the Merits of Not Solving Climate Change

On the Merits of Not Solving Climate Change

On the merits of not solving climate change
Todd A. Crane Carla Roncoli Jake Meyers Sarah E. Hunt


Climate change is a quintessential cross-cutting issue for anthropology because all aspects of human social life take place in environments shaped by climate. Food production and provision strategies are material practices that are fundamentally based upon the ways that rainfall and temperature gradients interact with soils, seeds, water, animals, technologies, etc. Food production and provision, in turn, interact with social organization – institutions, degrees and forms of hierarchy, labor allocation and specialization, gender relations and social norms, governance practices, etc. – which in turn connects ...

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