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Karin Schürmann


It is common to attribute a person’s environmentally and climate friendly behaviour to corresponding beliefs and attitudes. According to this assumption, green behaviour results from green thinking and can be fostered through education. Although many people have a sound knowledge about the causes of climate change as well as other environmental issues and express climate and environmentally-friendly beliefs and attitudes, their actions still speak a dif­ferent language. It seems plausible to suppose, therefore, that the relation between beliefs, attitudes and behaviour is more complex than assumed com­monly.

This article aims to help understand the relationship between environmental and climate-relevant beliefs and behaviour by offering a different perspective. Instead of adhering to a causal relationship between thinking and acting the following study is based on the assumption that human activities strongly depend on the logic of social practices. The paper will give a short introduction to the theory of social practices. Based on these practice theoretical foundations, the second part of the paper will be dedicated to an empirical analysis of climate change beliefs and the practice of mobility as it is carried out in the everyday life of 21 interviewees living in selected urban centres on the Northern US West Coast.

Kelly Sinnapah Mary

conditions of recruitment for those who—sometimes involuntarily—left their sacred lands? What strategies did recruiters use to push indentured labourers to go against their sacred beliefs? Under what conditions did coolies have to reconstruct an amputated identity within society. How did they face reality

Nicole Lee

practices, sociopolitical affiliations, and belief systems that contribute to Hong Kong Chinese Canadians’ artistic production, histories, experiences, and identities are celebrated today as sites of hybridity and complexity. Figure 3 Howie Tsui , Hei Gung Deviation | 走火入魔 (detail), 2016, wood

Alejandro T. Acierto

—is to empower item-borrowers with the capacity to understand their privilege and power. For to displace the ability to participate from the banner-maker to the banner-borrower is to entrust a sense of responsibility to its carrier/borrower that may not wholly represent the values or beliefs of its maker

Alice Ming Wai Jim

Hindu beliefs and practices influence Indonesia’s culture and traditions. Achjadi’s intricate assemblages of drawings and prints borrow from historical engravings, textile patterns, and surface ornamentation to reveal cross-cultural influences on Indonesia through trade, Dutch colonization, and

Jane Chin Davidson

the Anthropocene discourse, Moore and others—like Donna Haraway—oppose the belief that polluting humans are separate from nature because not all humans are a part of industrial humanity. Ever since exploitation colonialism began to pillage the natural resources of “primitive” societies, Indigenous

Moira Roth

deceased artist Tran Trung Tin that will be a counter-narrative to my 2012 Documenta film, Light and Belief: Voices and Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War . I am going to interview seniors who were friends of his. He was a movie actor and self-taught artist who made beautiful dark abstract paintings on

T. Minh-ha Trinh

,” then that more intimate spring which I called “White Spring,” as conjured in Cha’s Dictée : “You remain dismembered with the belief that magnolia blooms while even on seemingly dead branches and you wait.” 3 Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer, composer, and Professor of Rhetoric and Gender

Andil Gosine

riding the goat, and has severed its head, but it is a complicated cut. As she rides the decapitated goat she also implicates herself (and possibly all Guadeloupeans) as complicit with France’s continuing colonization. Sinnapah Mary’s works also feature intriguing human-animal hybrids. The Hindu belief

Lynne Horiuchi and Anoma Pieris

. Los Angeles, ca , usa . In an oral history recorded by Deborah Gesensway and Mindy Roseman, Takamura spoke to his belief that leisure and cultural activities—enjoying the natural beauty of the camp site, celebrating the Japanese New Year mochizuki (rice pounding) ceremony, working on a