Timescapes of Modernity
Environment and Invisible Hazards
By (author) Barbara Adam
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Timescapes of Modernity by Barbara Adam
Book DescriptionTimescapes 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415162746
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Introducing a "timescape" perspective, the author dislodges taken-for-granted assumptions about environmental change, enables reformulation of environmental problems and their cures and provides the potential for strategies to deal with some of the most severe environmental hazards of our time.
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