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Jaime Moreno Tejada

requires a drift from theory to method, thus moving media researchers from the comfort of armchair theorizing to the fear and loathing of (traditional) ethnographic fieldwork. This effort is, in my understanding, very similar to what Hegel referred to as

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Rethinking Adaptation

Emotions, Evolution, and Climate Change

Debra J. Davidson

social system translates into rewards and freedom, and thereby activates approach-related tendencies. Reduced power is associated with increased sensitivity to threat and punishment, motivating inhibition and fear. Fear, in turn, primes people to respond

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Transition as Cultural Revitalization

Exploring Social Motives for Environmental Movement Participation

Anna J. Willow

participants acknowledge that fear can be a powerful motivating force, yet they consistently emphasize finding inspiration in hope. 11 Instead of surrendering to unproductive anxiety and pessimism, Transitioners see the decline of the current system not as a

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Temperature and Capital

Measuring the Future with Quantified Heat

Scott W. Schwartz

premiums are accurately set to reflect the risk level. Insurance companies do not want a completely safe world. They want a world in which there are persistent contingencies for people to fear. Yes, the disasters that climate change forebodes will mean that

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Facing a Toxic Object

Nuclear Waste Management and its Challenges for Nature-Culture-Relationships

Christiane Schürkmann

: 42 ). The problem, and therefore the critical issue, was not the question of where to store the produced radioactive waste but rather the fear of not keeping pace with other (European) countries. In this way, materials that would be used for nuclear

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Erland Mårald and Erik Westholm

even more evident in retrospect: past hopes and fears have led to various anticipatory actions, which in turn have influenced society and humans’ relationship to nature. This study investigates how the future has been created at various times and how

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Natural Sciences and Social Sciences

Where Do the Twain Meet?

C. S. A. (Kris) van Koppen

debates on universal versus culturally specific interests and, related to that, on nature versus nurture. Klintman holds that social science scholars tend to avoid or downplay universal interests out of fear for biologism. Evolutionary scientists, on the

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Meshworks and the Making of Climate Places in the European Alps

A Framework for Ethnographic Research on the Perceptions of Climate Change

Sophie Elixhauser, Stefan Böschen, and Katrin Vogel

discussions, with some people bringing up fears of the possibility of future water shortages that could affect hydropower production. When Elixhauser (2015a) asked about current impacts of climate change during her fieldwork, some inhabitants mentioned the

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Christian Hunold

killed by a truck traveling on Interstate 76 across the river from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Three eyasses had hatched earlier that week, and when the tiercel failed to return to the nest the hawk watchers feared for the worst. 4 The young hawks

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More than Darkness Preservation

The Importance of the Dark, Star-Filled Skies in Urban Areas

Yee-Man Lam

for Dummies . Hoboken, NJ : For Dummies, A Wiley Brand . Packer , Craig , Alexandra Swanson , Dennis Ikanda , and Hadas Kushnir . 2011 . “ Fear of Darkness, the Full Moon and the Nocturnal Ecology of African Lions .” PLoS One 6 : e