Sustainability Conflicts in Coastal India

Hazards, Changing Climate and Development Discourses in the Sundarbans
 
 
Springer (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 5. September 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 268 Seiten
978-3-319-87664-1 (ISBN)
 
This multidisciplinary work analyses challenges to sustainable development amidst rapidly changing climate in the world's largest delta - the Sundarbans. Empirical evidence unpacks grounded vulnerabilities and reveals their temporal socio-economic impacts. A novel concept of 'everyday disasters' is proposed - supported by data and photographic evidence - that contests institutional disaster definition. Then it uncovers how the geopolitics of ecological governance and its hegemonic discourse dominate local policies, which in turn fail to address local socio-ecological concerns, adaptation needs and development aspirations. Absence of local vocabularies, cognitive values and socio-cultural contexts along with spatially constricted, exclusionary, top-down techno-science approaches further escalate knowledge-action gaps. Deconstruction of multiscalar conflicts between the global rhetoric and transformative postcolonial geographies offers an ethical, Southern perspective of sustainability.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 4 s/w Abbildungen, 50 farbige Tabellen, 49 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 50 Tables, color; 49 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XIX, 245 p. 53 illus., 49 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 14 mm
  • 410 gr
978-3-319-87664-1 (9783319876641)
10.1007/978-3-319-63892-8
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Aditya Ghosh graduated with a PhD from the University of Heidelberg and has studied at the University of Sussex, University of Calcutta, University of Mumbai, and the University of Lincoln. Aditya specializes in sustainable development, climate change and socio-ecological systems.
Part I. 'Devil' in the deep blue sea?1. Warming world, threatened poor2. Recipe of a disaster: Peripheral lives in the epicentre of changing climate
Part II. Digging deep: Evidence and Empiricism3. Dusting the layers: Evolution of vulnerabilities4. Is Science Sacred?5. Discursive dissonance in socio-ecological theatre6. Are comments free? Where consents manufacture
Part III. Joining the Isles7. For the comfortably numb: Conclusion summary
PostscriptReference
This multidisciplinary work analyses challenges to sustainable development amidst rapidly changing climate in the world's largest delta - the Sundarbans. Empirical evidence unpacks grounded vulnerabilities and reveals their temporal socio-economic impacts. A novel concept of 'everyday disasters' is proposed - supported by data and photographic evidence - that contests institutional disaster definition. Then it uncovers how the geopolitics of ecological governance and its hegemonic discourse dominate local policies, which in turn fail to address local socio-ecological concerns, adaptation needs and development aspirations. Absence of local vocabularies, cognitive values and socio-cultural contexts along with spatially constricted, exclusionary, top-down techno-science approaches further escalate knowledge-action gaps. Deconstruction of multiscalar conflicts between the global rhetoric and transformative postcolonial geographies offers an ethical, Southern perspective of sustainability.

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