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Changing Times, Changing Tides

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ISBN 9781032326399
December 16, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge India
184 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume explores a range of themes including impacts of climate change, resilience, sustainability, indigeneity, cultural genocide, disaster capitalism, preservation of biodiversity, and environmental degradation. Focusing on the island of Barbuda in the West Indies, it shares critical insights into how climate change is reshaping our world. The book examines how climate has changed in the Caribbean over different spatial and temporal scales and how varying natural and anthropogenic factors have shaped barbuda’s climatic and cultural history. It highlights projections of 21st century climate change for the caribbean region and its likely impacts on Barbuda’s coastal ecosystems, potable groundwater resources and heritage. With essays by researchers from the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe, this volume straddles a range of disciplines such as include archaeology, anthropology, paleoclimatology, environmental sciences, science education, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).

Drawing on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches that explore the intersection of natural and social systems over the longue durée, the volume will be of interest to scholars, researchers and students of ethnography, social anthropology, climate action, development studies, public policy, and climate change.


Table of Contents

1. A long-term perspective of climate change in the Caribbean and its impacts on the island of Barbuda

Michael J Burn, Rebecca Boger, Jonathan Holmes, Allison Bain


2. Water use and availability on Barbuda from the colonial times to present: an intersection of natural and social systems

Rebecca Boger and Sophia Perdikaris


3. Developing Agency and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Ways of Knowing, Feeling, and Practice through Art and Science

Jennifer D. Adams and Noel Hefele


4. Fallow Deer: The Unprotected Bio-cultural Heritage of Barbuda

Naomi Sykes


5. From the Far Ground to the Near Ground: Barbuda’s Shifting Agricultural Practices

Amy E. Potter


6. Written with Lightning: Filming Barbuda before the storm

Russell Leigh Sharman


7. Disaster Capitalism: Who has a Right to Control their Future?

Emira Ibrahimpašić, Sophia Perdikaris and Rebecca Boger

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Sophia Perdikaris is the Director of Global Integrative Studies (the home of Anthropology, Geography and Global Studies) and Happold Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her area is environmental archaeology with a specialty in animal bones from archaeological sites. She is interested in people – environment interactions through time and the response of both to big climatic events.

Rebecca Boger is an Associate Professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY) and has a background in geospatial technologies, environmental science, and science education. Her research in Barbuda examines socio-ecological resilience, sustainability, environmental/climate change modeling, and community-based mapping.