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Translating climate change: Anthropology and the travelling idea of climate change

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In the prairies of Alberta, Canada, winters are cold, wood is scarce. This place is home to Native Americans – many of them are highly educated nowadays. One summer, a young Native American Chief, college-educated and incapable of reading the signs of Mother Nature, was asked by his people how cold the next winter will be. Embarrassed of not mastering the traditional skills for predicting the weather, and to be on the safe side, he said to his people: ‘Well, I think this will be a pretty cold...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3790/soc.68.1.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Duncker und Humbolt Publisher's website
Journal:
Sociologus Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-20
Publication date:
2018-06-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-30
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EISSN:
1865-5106
ISSN:
0038-0377
Source identifiers:
833504
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pubs:833504
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uuid:922f435d-e21f-4018-84f4-aad0395e312c
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pubs:833504
Deposit date:
2018-08-22

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