Disastrous Times explores how people across Asia live through and make sense of environmental transformation and asks how we might analyze this moment of disruption and risk.
Eli Elinoff is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Tyson Vaughan is a sociologist with the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
"A welcome contribution to the critical social science of the anthropocene. Disastrous Times not only develops a 'quotidian' understanding of a sometimes abstract and theoretical concept but also demonstrates the importance of Asian research sites for reassessing what has been a primarily Euro-American debate."—Jerome Whitington, author of Anthropogenic Rivers: The Production of Uncertainty in Lao Hydropower