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Towards a cultural lens for adaptation pathways to climate change

Marks, Danny orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-0833-880X, Bayrak, Mucahid Mustafa orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7699-5575, Jahangir, Selim orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-6290-9207, Henig, David orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-6111-6523 and Bailey, Ajay orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-3163-6805 (2022) Towards a cultural lens for adaptation pathways to climate change. Regional Environmental Change, 22 . pp. 1-6. ISSN 1436-378X

Adaptation pathways have been conventionally viewed as an approach for planning and identifying different adaptation options and the ways in which they can be realized. However, there has been scant consideration of the wide diversity of cultural and social processes which shape how adaptation pathways emerge. We argue that a cultural lens sheds light on dif- ferential vulnerability and the processes that enable or hinder adaptation. A cultural lens focuses intrinsically on intersectional categories which can impact the adaptive agency or resilience of individuals, households, and communities. In particular, we need to examine how cultural beliefs, norms, and practices change over time, and are reflected in adaptation pathways since livelihoods do not remain the same over the life course. Additionally, taking a broader perspective by incorporating concepts from cognitive anthropology helps us understand motivations and choices which influence adaptation pathways.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Additional Information:Article number: 22
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adaptation pathways; Cultural beliefs and values; Climate change; Livelihoods; Life course
Subjects:Humanities > Culture
Social Sciences > Identity
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Springer Nature
Official URL:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-0...
Copyright Information:© The Authors 2022.
ID Code:26701
Deposited On:21 Feb 2022 12:51 by Daniel Marks . Last Modified 23 Mar 2023 16:39

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