Wit, Sara de (2016). Love in times of climate change: how an idea of adaptation to climate change travels to northern Tanzania. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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There is one remarkable feature of the way in which the story of global warming is advancing, at least as far as sub-Saharan Africa is concerned: we cease to treat it as a story. This thesis addresses this blind spot and follows a travelling story of adaptation to climate change from international platforms all the way to northern Tanzania where the Maasai pastoralists dwell. As such, it is demonstrated how this global discourse travels through systems of power, brings old frictions among different stakeholders to the fore and explores the varying lifeworlds that it entangles and brings to life along its way. Following this trajectory provides insight into how climate change, as a statistical description, becomes an agentive force and imaginative resource that is inexhaustible in meaning; a power that operates well beyond its atmospheric properties.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Wit, Sara desaradewit@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-103500
Date: 2016
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 4: Außereuropäische Sprachen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften > Institut für Ethnologie
Subjects: Social sciences
The arts
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Climate change, adaptation, discourseUNSPECIFIED
Maasai pastoralists, TanzaniaUNSPECIFIED
Translation, knowledge, powerUNSPECIFIED
Date of oral exam: 4 May 2017
NameAcademic Title
Bollig, MichaelProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/10350


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