Indigenous knowledge in the time of climate change (with reference to Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia)

Henry, Rosita, and Pam, Christine (2018) Indigenous knowledge in the time of climate change (with reference to Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia). In: Nakashima, Douglas, Krupnik, Igor, and Rubis, Jennifer T., (eds.) Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation. Cambridge University Press and UNESCO, Cambridge, UK, pp. 58-74.

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Abstract

[Extract:] In order to understand how social resilience might be achieved in the face of climate change,it is crucial to consider how people employ everyday ‘local’ and ‘indigenous knowledge’ to deal in practice with uncertainty and risk in their lives. Focusing on responses to climate change discourse in the Pacific , with particular attention to Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), we call for more fine- grained ethnographic studies on how the global discourse of climate change transforms knowledge and practice at the local level.

Item ID: 63516
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781107137882
Keywords: climate change, Chuuk, Micronesia, Indigenous Knowledge
Copyright Information: © UNESCO 2018
Funders: James Cook University, Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 04:41
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 50%
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