Timescapes of Modernity: The Environment and Invisible Hazards

Framsida
Psychology Press, 1998 - 247 sidor
Timescapes of Modernity explores the relationship between time and environmental and socio-cultural concerns. Using examples such as the BSE crisis, the Sea Empress oil pollution and the Chernobyl radiation Barbara Adam argues that environmental hazards are inescapably tied to the successes of the industrial way of life. Global markets and economic growth; large-scale production of food; the speed of transport and communication; the 24 hour society and even democratic politics are among the invisible hazards we face. With this unique 'timescape' perspective the author dislodges assumptions about environmental change, enables a rethinking of environmental problems and provides the potential for new strategies to deal with environmental hazards.

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Nature reconstituted and reconceptualised
23
Its all about money isnt it? Time all things green and profitable and moonlighting for the environment
61
The eye of time on the industrial way of life
101
Square pegs into round holes Democracy and the timescapes of environmental politics
103
Industrial food for thought For everything there is a season and a place
127
Mediated knowledge Of timelags and amnesia reporting on BSE
163
Radiated identities Invisibility latency symptoms the case of Chernobyl
193
Genies on the loose what now Aladdin?
211
References
231
Index
239
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