. This theoretical discussion begins by reviewing existing climate change research within the negotiation and conflict management literature. This is followed by a brief overview of the science of climate change public policy, including the causes, consequences and required adaptations. This science and
Larry Crump and Christian Downie
organism is a product of evolution. However, this is not to say that the study of the human evolutionary adaptation has become fully integrated within the study of the evolutionary adaptation of other species. The very notoriety of Wilberforce’s question, which survives only as a reported quote and yet has
Paul van Els and Frank Witkam
Art of War adaptations were published over half a century ago in the field of commerce, as parallels can easily be drawn between the competitive arena of trade and the combative theatre of war. To this day, bookstores offer a choice of business adaptations with titles such as The Art of War for
Yechezkel Kashia and David G. King
-224 Orr, H.A. 1998. The population genetics of adaptation: the distribution of factors fixed during adaptive evolution. Evolution 52: 935-949. Pearson, C.E., Edamura, K.N., Cleary, J.D. 2005. Repeat instability: mechanisms of dynamic mutations. Nature Rev. Genet. 6: 729-742. Queller, D
Transitioning from a Rights-based Approach to an Adaptive Approach
Grant Dawson and Rachel Laut
) 1 ∵ Introduction Climate change will manifest in diverse ways and have distinct impacts on various regions and populations. In this context, human mobility can be an empowered adaptation strategy; or, at the other end of the spectrum, it can be an unwelcome necessity for survival with a high
Contemporary African Drama and Greek Tragedy
Astrid Van Weyenberg
The opening chapters focus on plays that mobilize Greek tragedy to inspire political change, discussing how Sophocles’ heroine Antigone is reconfigured as a freedom fighter and how Euripides’ Dionysos is transformed into a revolutionary leader.
The later chapters shift the focus to plays that explore the costs and consequences of political change, examining how the cycle of violence dramatized in Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy acquires relevance in post-apartheid South Africa, and how the mourning of Euripides’ Trojan Women resonates in and beyond Nigeria.
Throughout, the emphasis is on how playwrights, through adaptation, perform a cultural politics directed at the Europe that has traditionally considered ancient Greece as its property, foundation, and legitimization. Van Weyenberg additionally discusses how contemporary African reworkings of Greek tragedies invite us to reconsider how we think about the genre of tragedy and about the cultural process of adaptation.
Against George Steiner’s famous claim that tragedy has died, this book demonstrates that Greek tragedy holds relevance today. But it also reveals that adaptations do more than simply keeping the texts they draw on alive: through adaptation, playwrights open up a space for politics. In this dynamic between adaptation and pre-text, the politics of adaptation is performed.
Abstract: Adaptation in evolutionary biology refers to a trait of an organism or the process by which an organism evolved a particular trait. Famous examples of adaptations as a trait include the beaks of birds, the camouflage patterns of insects, and the shapes of fins of aquatic vertebrates such
The Role of “Local Knowledge” and “Community” for Disaster Prevention and Climate Adaptation in Central Vietnam
Ole Bruun and Mette Fog Olwig
Introduction Several streams of literature on disaster risk reduction ( DRR ) and climate change adaptation ( CCA ) point almost routinely to the potential of “local communities” in protecting the interests of local inhabitants in the face of external stress. The notion of community
Not to Give In and Not to Give Up
who wonders whether or not she/he should conform to market trends. The film Adaptation . melts such an opposition of positions, here the sterile alternatives between not to compromise ourselves or to belong too well to a system, or to be on one side or on the other side; that is, to give up or to
, natural selection may be considered a primary agent of evolutionary adaptation: in the event of surplus production, individuals whose function and performance achieve the greatest effectiveness under...