Pacific Voices and Climate Change

He is an elected fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Explorer’s Club. He also works as the Country-of-Origin Expert for Taiwan, the Pacific Islands, and North Korea for AMERA International and the International Refu...

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Other Authors: Alsford, Niki J.P. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2022, 2022
Edition:1st ed. 2022
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:He is an elected fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Explorer’s Club. He also works as the Country-of-Origin Expert for Taiwan, the Pacific Islands, and North Korea for AMERA International and the International Refugee Rights Initiative
This book provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to climate change in the Pacific and will be an invaluable reference for those working in this important field. Climate change represents humanity’s greatest threat. The vastness of the Pacific means that no two experiences are the same. This edited volume identifies research that highlights the local impact of climate change on the islands and coastlines of the Pacific. The authors use current research to document climate change via contextually informed studies that engages with local cultures, histories, knowledges, and communities. The transdisciplinary nature and the combination of both academic and non-academic writing makes this book an accessible and important contribution to the field. Niki J.P. Alsford is Professor in Asia Pacific Studies and Head of Asia Pacific Institutes at the University of Central Lancashire (UClan).
He is also Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS, University of London and Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute of Unification Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. Trained in Anthropology, Alsford’s research focuses primarily on comparative ethnography within the Asia Pacific region. Chief among these is an engagement with Austronesian migration and the anthropology of maritime cultures of Pacific islands. His focus has had reference to sea-bound myths and legends of both Near and Remote Oceania as well as other Pacific bordering nations. His present work is bridging a cognitive divide in environmental discussions between indigenous leaders and climate science. He is author of Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan: The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan, published by Routledge in 2017. He is book series editor for the Taiwan series at BRILL and the Korean series at Routledge.
Physical Description:XIII, 250 p. 4 illus., 3 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783030984601