Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745336343 Published August 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336398 Published October 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Overheating

An Anthropology of Accelerated Change

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Overheating

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Distributed for Pluto Press

192 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745336343 Published August 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336398 Published October 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
We live in a time of global crisis—or, more appropriately, crises: overlapping, interlocking global problems that are inextricably tied to modernity. Overheating offers a groundbreaking new way of looking at the problems of the Anthropocene, exploring crises of the environment, economy, and identity through an anthropological lens. Thomas Hylland Eriksen argues that while each of these crises is global in scope, they are nonetheless perceived and responded to locally—and that once we realize that, we begin to see the contradictions that abound between the standardizing forces of global capitalism and the socially embedded nature of people and local practices. Only by acknowledging the primacy of the local, Eriksen shows, can we begin to even properly understand, let alone address, these problems on a global scale.
 
Contents
Preface 
1. Le monde est trop plein 
2. A conceptual inventory 
3. Energy 
4. Mobility 
5. Cities 
6. Waste 
7. Information overload 
8. Clashing scales: Understanding overheating 
Notes
Bibliography 
Index
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