Migrations and Radical Environmental Change

When Social History Meets the History of Science
  • Andrea WestermannEmail author
Essay Review

Bruno Latour 2018: Down to Earth. Politics in the New Climate Regime. Cambridge, MA/Oxford/Boston: Polity, brosch., 140 S., US$ 14.95, ISBN: 978-1-50953-057-1 [Das terrestrische Manifest, Berlin: Suhrkamp 2018].

Sam White 2017: A Cold Welcome. The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, geb., 376 S., US$ 29.95, ISBN: 978-0-67497-192-9.

Hannah Holleman 2018: Dust Bowls of Empire, Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of “Green” Capitalism. New Haven: Yale University Press, geb., 256 S., US$ 35.00, ISBN: 978-0-30023-020‑8.

Marco Armiero and Richard Tucker 2017: Environmental History of Migrations. London: Earthscan from Routledge, brosch., 215 S., US$ 36.99, ISBN: 978-0-36717-262-6.


The category of climate or environmental refugees is new and ill fits the post-World War II framework of individuals’ legal protection against persecution and violence.1Environmental migration is not a new phenomenon...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DCUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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