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Facing climate change in the Marshall Islands

Subtitle:
A study in the cultural cognition of risk
Abstract:

The Marshall Islands may be rendered uninhabitable by sea level rise and other consequences of global climate change within 50 years, a threat with which locals are increasingly familiar via educational events, firsthand environmental observation, and Biblical exegesis. This thesis explores Marshallese attitudes towards this spectre, in particular explaining why ‘ordinary’ Marshall Islanders (if not their government) have strongly favoured a response strategy based on self-blame and local mit...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:941ace10-3bd7-43e6-894e-28399c80a5be
Local pid:
ora:5532

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