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Timescapes of Modernity : The Environment and Invisible Hazards - Barbara Adam

Timescapes of Modernity

The Environment and Invisible Hazards

Hardcover Published: 5th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415162746
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Timescapes of Modernity" focuses on time to facilitate a deeper understanding of the interactions between environmental, economic, political and socio-cultural concerns. Thinking of the environment as a timescape allows us to see the hazards of the industrial way of life in a new light. Barbara Adam argues that environmental hazards are inescapably tied to the successes of the industrial way of life, global markets and economic growth, large-scale production of food, the speed of transport and communication, the 24 hour society, and even democratic politics. Using examples including the aftermaths of Chernobyl and the treatment of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopath (BSE), Adam dislodges taken-for-granted assumptions about environmental change and provides innovative new strategies to deal with some of the most severe environmental hazards of our time.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Nature Re/Constituted and Re/Conceptualisedp. 23
It's All About Money, Isn't It?p. 61
The Eye of Time on the Industrial Way of Lifep. 101
Square Pegs into Round Holesp. 103
Industrial Food for Thoughtp. 127
Mediated Knowledgep. 163
Radiated Identitiesp. 193
Genies on the Loose: What Now Aladdin?p. 211
Referencesp. 231
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780415162746
ISBN-10: 0415162742
Series: Global Environmental Change Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th March 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1