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Risky Futures: Climate, Geopolitics and Local Realities in the Uncertain Circumpolar North

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Volume 6

Studies in the Circumpolar North

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Risky Futures

Climate, Geopolitics and Local Realities in the Uncertain Circumpolar North

Edited by Olga Ulturgasheva and Barbara Bodenhorn

Foreword by Peter Schweitzer
Afterword by Michael Bravo

234 pages, 7 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-593-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (August 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-594-1 eBook Not Yet Published

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“This is a very important book in Arctic studies. While many Arctic anthropologists and social science researchers have contributed to recent scholarship on risk, climate change, post-humanism and epistemological and ontological theory, this book is unique.” • Elizabeth Marino, Oregon State University

“I read this book with interest and applaud the editors and authors in the forward-thinking and important initiative that inspired the book and in delivering a manuscript with a lot of value for different potential audiences. The book covers crucial and timely themes and gives a fresh perspective in that it connects across scales and jumbles up the dominant narratives of climate risk.” • Elana Wilson Rowe, Nord University


The volume examines complex intersections of environmental conditions, geopolitical tensions and local innovative reactions characterising ‘the Arctic’ in the early twenty-first century. What happens in the region (such as permafrost thaw or methane release) not only sweeps rapidly through local eco-systems but also has profound global implications. Bringing together a unique combination of authors who are local practitioners, indigenous scholars and international researchers, the book provides nuanced views of the social consequences of climate change and environmental risks across human and non-human realms.

Olga Ulturgasheva is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of Narrating the Future in Siberia: Childhood, Adolescence and Autobiography among the Eveny (Berghahn Books 2012) and co-editor of Animism in Rainforest and Tundra: Personhood, Animals, Plants and Things in Contemporary Amazonia and Siberia (Berghahn Books 2012).

Barbara Bodenhorn is an emeritus Fellow at Pembroke College Cambridge and remains research active. She has worked on the North Slope of Alaska since 1980 and in rural Mexico since 2006.

Subject: Environmental Studies (General) Anthropology (General) Sociology
Area: Circumpolar


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