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Hope At SeaPossible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature$
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Teresa Shewry

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691579

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.001.0001

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An Unsettling Ocean

An Unsettling Ocean

Hope and Climate Change

(p.177) Conclusion An Unsettling Ocean
Hope At Sea

Teresa Shewry

University of Minnesota Press

The conclusion briefly reflects on hope in the context of climate change, which is shaping new forms of precariousness as well as struggles for justice in the Pacific. Hope might be understood as a passive or weak way of interacting with climate change. In the stories told by filmmakers, activists, and others, however, hope is connected with the world in which it emerges, including with people’s efforts to address climate change through collective action. Hope, once imaginatively reconnected with the world in which it exists, seems less naïve and less passive, but also more troubled, exposed in its complicated relationships with economy, colonial histories, and environmental change.

Keywords:   hope, climate change, Pacific, passive, collective action, less naïve, complicated relationships

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