Sylvie Nail et Camille Manfredi, chercheuses au CRINI à l’Université de Nantes appellent les contributions de différentes disciplines pour la publication d’un numéro spécial dans la revue E-REA sur l’urgence environnementale dans la sphère anglophone.
In an article dated 2006, climate scientists advocated more research into: “the social and cultural processes of speaking about climate, of the formation and usage of lay knowledge, of the formation and social functioning of mental images, icons and popular explanations of climate and its interaction with people. We are in need of social and cultural sciences to map, understand and, as far as possible, predict the social and cultural construction of climate. […]. This type of knowledge is urgently needed to guide policy-makers and the public in developing and adopting rational policies for dealing with the very real prospect of significant future climate change.” (von Storch & Stehr, 2006) This special issue aims at doing just that: mapping and understanding the ways in which environmental emergency is coped with by the people, addressed by the media and tackled by political institutions, while taking into consideration the many different political, ideological and cultural contexts of the countries and regions of the Anglosphere.