Solastalgia and the gendered nature of climate change: An example from Erub Island, Torres Strait

McNamara, Karen Elizabeth and Westoby, Ross (2011) Solastalgia and the gendered nature of climate change: An example from Erub Island, Torres Strait. EcoHealth, 8 2: 233-236. doi:10.1007/s10393-011-0698-6


Author McNamara, Karen Elizabeth
Westoby, Ross
Title Solastalgia and the gendered nature of climate change: An example from Erub Island, Torres Strait
Journal name EcoHealth   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1612-9202
1612-9210
Publication date 2011-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10393-011-0698-6
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 233
End page 236
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This communication focuses on respected older womens’ (‘Aunties’) experiences of climate and other environmental change observed on Australia’s Erub Island in the Torres Strait. By documenting these experiences, we explore the gendered nature of climate change, and provide new perspectives on how these environmental impacts are experienced, enacted and responded to. The way these adverse changes affect people and places is bound up with numerous constructions of difference, including gender. The responses of the Aunties interviewed to climate change impacts revealed Solastalgia; feelings of sadness, worry, fear and distress, along with a declining sense of self, belonging and familiarity.
Keyword Climate change
Gender
Solastalgia
Torres Strait
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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