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Indigenous Perceptions of the End of the World

Creating a Cosmopolitics of Change

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  • © 2019


  • One of the first volumes to seriously consider indigenous perspectives on climate change alongside scientific narratives
  • Collects indigenous Latin American perspectives on climate change, consumption, cultural change, causality and nature and culture
  • Provides a space to move away from modernity as a totalizing explanation of the world to explore new potentials after climate change

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability (PSAS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)


About this book

This edited volume constructs a ‘cosmopolitics’ of climate change, consulting small-scale sustainable communities on whether the world is ending and why, and how we can take action to prevent it. By comparing scientific and indigenous accounts of the same phenomenon, contributors seek to broaden Western understandings of what climate change constitutes. In this context, existing cosmologies are challenged, opening spaces for hegemonic narratives to enter into conversation with the non-modern and construct ‘worlds otherwise’—situations of world change and renewal through climate change. Bold brings together perspectives from Central America, Mexico, the Amazon, and the Andes to converse with scientific narratives of climate change and create cracks that bring new worlds into being for readers.

Editors and Affiliations

  • University College London, London, UK

    Rosalyn Bold

About the editor

Rosalyn Bold is a Research Associate in the Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability at University College London, UK.

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