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Exorbitant Responsibility: Geographies of Climate Justice

Gunaratnam, Yasmin and Clark, Nigel. 2018. Exorbitant Responsibility: Geographies of Climate Justice. In: Munshi Debashish and Kum-Kum Bhavnani, eds. Climate Futures: Reimagining Global Climate Justice. Oakland: University of Californa Press. [Book Section] (Submitted)

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Exorbitant responsibility is endlessly demanding. It calls for constant attentiveness to the appeals of others and to the inevitable inadequacies of all acts of assistance. It requires calculations of which biologist-turned-climate change commentator Tim Flannery has observed: `(n)ever in the history of humanity has there been a cost-benefit analysis that demands greater scrutiny’ (2005: 170). It takes off from a sense of unrepayable indebtedness that stretches back through an untraceable lineage of bodies into turbulent earth history.

Item Type:

Book Section

Keywords:

Climate, Geogrphies, Body

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2018Submitted

Item ID:

23831

Date Deposited:

19 Jul 2018 14:07

Last Modified:

31 Dec 2018 02:26

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23831

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