(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

History and the question of causation : North Atlantic lessons on environmental and social change

published at : Exploring causal relations : the societal effects of climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HASTRUP K. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Anthropology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK


In this paper, the A. presents two empirical cases from Icelandic history and current Greenlandic society. These cases shed light on the natural–social entanglements in a long-term historical perspective and in a highly charged present, respectively. The A. aims to open up for a renewed sense of causation in the social domain in view of the manifest complexities with which we are faced in the present era of globalization and rapid social changes. The reasoning is ethnographic rather than conceptual, if not exactly letting the cases speak for themselves, then at least avoiding both linear explanation and other normative stands on causation


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 112, no 2 [pp. 117-125]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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