Friday, February 12, 2016

NEW Academic BOOK collection of nonfiction essays published now: ''The promise of cli-fi'' and the politics of climate change

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news alert from the Cli-Fi Report:

NEW BOOK re ''The promise of cli-fi'' and the politics of global warming:

EDITED BY Paul Wapner and Hilal Elver

Published by academic publisher ROUTLEDGE

''Reimagining Climate Change'' is the title

Check out the chapter on Cli-Fi, storytelling and the politics of the global warming debate in a divided fekarkt world! 

NEW Academic BOOK collection of non-fiction essays on ''the promise of cli-fi''

Reimagining Climate Change

Edited by Paul Wapner, Hilal Elver

© 2016 – Routledge
198 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
Purchasing Options:

Hardback: 9781138944268
pub: 2016-02-25
Available for pre-order
UK Pounds£85.00

About the Book

Responding to climate change has become an industry. Governments, corporations, activist groups and others now devote billions of dollars to mitigation and adaptation, and their efforts represent one of the most significant policy measures ever dedicated to a global challenge. Despite its laudatory intent, the response industry, or ‘Climate Inc.’, is failing.
Reimagining Climate Change questions established categories, routines, and practices that presently constitute accepted solutions to tackling climate change and offers alternative routes forward. It does so by unleashing the political imagination.

The chapters grasp the larger arc of collective experience, interpret its meaning for the choices we face, and creatively visualize alternative trajectories that can help us cognitively and emotionally enter into alternative climate futures.

They probe the meaning and effectiveness of climate protection ‘from below’—forms of community and practice that are emerging in various locales around the world and that hold promise for greater collective resonance.

They also question climate protection "from above" in the form of industrial and modernist orientations and examine large-scale agribusinesses, as well as criticize the concept of resilience as it is presently being promoted as a response to climate change.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the emerging literary genre of cli-fi, climate change, global environmental politics, and environmental studies in general, as well as climate activists.

Paul Wapner

School of International Service

  • Additional Positions at AU

  • Professor Paul Wapner’s research focuses on global environmental politics, environmental thought, transnational environmental activism, and environmental ethics. He is particularly concerned with understanding how societies can live through this historical moment of environmental intensification in ways that enhance human dignity, compassion, and justice, and come to respect and nurture the more-than-human world. His books include: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics, Principled World Politics: The Challenge of Normative International Relations, Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, and, most recently, Global Environmental Politics: From Person to Planet (co-edited with Simon Nicholson). He is currently editing a book titled, Reimagining Climate Change, and continues to lead workshops for professors that explore contemplative practices and environmental engagement.
  • Degrees

    PhD, MA, Princeton University; MA, University of Chicago; BA, University of Colorado

Ms. Hilal Elver - Special Rapporteur on Right to Food

Ms. Hilal Elver - Special Rapporteur on Right to Food © Photo/
Ms. Hilal Elver - Special Rapporteur on Right to Food
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Ms. Hilal Elver is a Research Professor, and co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy housed at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a law degree, a Ph.D. from the University of Ankara Law School, and SJD from the UCLA Law School. She started her teaching career at the University of Ankara Faculty of Law. During this period, she was also appointed by the Turkish government as the founding legal advisor of the Ministry of Environment, and the General Director of Women’s Status. In 1994, she was appointed to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Chair in Environmental Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta. Since 1996 she has been teaching at several Universities in the United States and abroad. Throughout her career, she has done extensive work with national and international human rights NGOs.

Her publications have focused mainly on international environmental law, women’s rights and international human rights law. Her book, Peaceful Uses of International Rivers: Case of Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, was published in 2002. Her most recent book, The Headscarf Controversy, Secularism and Freedom of Religion published in 2012 by the Oxford University Press.

She has written numerous chapters in books and articles in academic journals ranging from Global Justice, New Constitutionalism, Secularism, women’s rights, water rights, environmental security, climate change diplomacy and food security. She was appointed Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food by the Human Rights Council in May 20014 and assumed her functions on 2 June 2014.

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