“Beautifully written and astonishingly sharp in its attunement to the tell-tale signs in small affecting moments, the book is in good company with a strong and rapidly growing corpus of books refashioning anthropological research and writing to more adequately approach the complexity and intensity of current global forces.” • Kathleen C. Stewart, University of Texas at Austin
As an inquiry into engagements with forces of loss and threat, this work explores experimental ways to write about climate crisis in anthropology. From Belize to Ontario and back, this ambitious piece of ethnographic writing set during a time “beyond ruin” in a fictional, ecotourist community in the year 2040. Here, loss is taken up through an inventive form of ethnographic storytelling that brings together people, animals, landscapes, and the weather in a world beyond the climate crisis right now where new entanglements with things which have fallen to ruin emerge in imagined milieus in which loss and life converge.
Ines Taccone has studied ecotourism and its many entanglements with environmental politics in Belize. She explores ethnographic techniques of research and writing, while focusing on affective forces of tourism-environment entanglements.
BISAC: SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural & Social; NAT010000 NATURE/Ecology; SOC026030 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Sociology/Urban