Logga in

Beck, Ulrich

The Metamorphosis of the World: How Climate Change is Transforming Our Concept of the World

Beck, Ulrich - The Metamorphosis of the World: How Climate Change is Transforming Our Concept of the World, e-bok

17,00€

E-bok, ePUB, Adobe DRM-skydd
ISBN: 9780745690254
DRM-begränsningar

Skriva ut72 sidor with an additional page accrued var 11 timme, capped at 72 sidor
Kopiera till urklipp5 utdrag

We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is emerging. To grasp this metamorphosis of the world it is necessary to explore the new beginnings, to focus on what is emerging from the old and seek to grasp future structures and norms in the turmoil of the present.

Take climate change: much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics. Rising sea levels are creating new landscapes of inequality drawing new world maps whose key lines are not traditional boundaries between nation-states but elevations above sea level. It is creating an entirely different way of conceptualizing the world and our chances of survival within it.

The theory of metamorphosis goes beyond theory of world risk society: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They produce normative horizons of common goods and propel us beyond the national frame towards a cosmopolitan outlook.

Nyckelord: climate change; sociology; change, risk, Environmental Change, Sociology Special Topics, Environmental Change, Sociology Special Topics

Författare
Utgivare
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Utgivningsår
2016
Språk
en
Utgåva
1
Sidantal
240 sidor
Kategori
Samhälle
Format
E-bok
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745690254
Tryckt ISBN
9780745690216

Liknande e-böcker