Cultural Histories, Memories and Extreme Weather : A Historical Geography Perspective
- Edited by Georgina H. Endfield and Lucy Veale.
- London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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- Physical description
- xii, 173 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
- Routledge research in historical geography
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Climate, culture, weather
- Georgina Endfield and Lucy Veale
- 2. Learning to say "Phew" instead of "Brrr": social and cultural change during the British summer of
- Ian Waites
- 3. On the home front: Australians and the
- 1914 drought
- Ruth Morgan
- 4. Extreme weather and the growth of charity: insights from the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society, 1839-60
- Cathryn Pearce
- 5. The temporal memory of major hurricanes
- Cary Mock
- 6. 'May God place a bridge over the River Tywi': interrogating flood perceptions and memories in Welsh medieval poetry
- Hywel Griffiths, Eurig Salisbury and Stephen Tooth
- 7. Remembering in God's name: the role of the church and community institutions in the aftermath and commemoration of floods
- Alexander Hall
- 8. 'The ice shards are gone': traditional ecological knowledge of climate and culture among the Cree of the Eastern James Bay, Canada
- Marie Jeanne Royer
- 9. Post-scripting extreme weather: textuality, eventhood, resilience
- Vladimir Jankovic and James Rodger Fleming.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Extreme weather events, such as droughts, strong winds and storms, flash floods and extreme heat and cold, are among the most destructive yet fascinating aspects of climate variability. Historical records and memories charting the impacts and responses to such events are a crucial component of any research that seeks to understand the nature of events that might take place in the future. Yet all such events need to be situated for their implications to be understood. This book is the first to explore the cultural contingency of extreme and unusual weather events and the ways in which they are recalled, recorded or forgotten. It illustrates how geographical context, particular physical conditions, an area's social and economic activities and embedded cultural knowledges and infrastructures all affect community experiences of and responses to unusual weather. Contributions refer to varied methods of remembering and recording weather and how these act to curate, recycle and transmit extreme events across generations and into the future. With international case studies, from both land and sea, the book explores how and why particular weather events become inscribed into the fabric of communities and contribute to community change in different historical and cultural contexts. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in historical and cultural geography, environmental anthropology and environmental studies.
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- "This volume is the result of a double session on Cultural Weather Memories held as part of the International Conference of Historical Geography, held at the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, Kenisngton Gore, London, July 2015."--Page xiii.
- 9781138207653 (hbk)
- 1138207659 (hbk)
- 9781315461458 electronic book
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