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People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice

Lisa Reyes Mason and Jonathan Rigg


Climate change is a profoundly social and political challenge with many social justice concerns around every corner. A global issue, climate change threatens the well-being, livelihood, and survival of people in communities worldwide. Often, those who have contributed least to climate change are the most likely to suffer from its negative consequences and are often excluded from the policy discussions and decisions that affect their lives. This book pays particular attention to the social dimensions of climate change. It examines closely people’s lived experience, climate-related injustice and ... More

Keywords: climate change, social justice, policy, vulnerability, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190886455
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190886455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Reyes Mason, editor
College of Social Work, The University of Tennessee

Jonathan Rigg, editor
School of Geography, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

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Part I Introduction and Overview

1 Climate Change, Social Justice

Lisa Reyes Mason and Jonathan Rigg

Part II Weather

2 Pathways to Climate Justice in a Desert Metropolis

Sharon L. Harlan, Paul Chakalian, Juan Declet-Barreto, David M. Hondula, and G. Darrel Jenerette

4 Older People and Climate Change

Katie Oven, Jonathan Wistow, and Sarah Curtis

Part III Land

5 Normalizing Discourses

April L. Colette

6 Reclaiming Land

Shanondora Billiot and Jessica Parfait

Part IV Comparisons

8 Resilience to Climate Change in Uganda

Shuaib Lwasa, James D. Ford, Lea Berrang-Ford, Didacus B. Namanya, the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change Research Team, Ambrose Buyinza, and Benon Nabaasa

10 The Indigenous Climate–Food–Health Nexus

Sherilee L. Harper, Lea Berrang-Ford, Cesar Carcamo, Ashlee Cunsolo, Victoria L. Edge, James D. Ford, Alejandro Llanos, Shuaib Lwasa, and Didacus B. Namanya

Part V Conclusions and Future Directions

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