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Sociology Ruins Don’t Look Up
Sociology Ruins Don’t Look Up

Sociology Ruins Don’t Look Up

What does Adam McKay’s 2021 disaster film Don’t Look Up say about the current discourse over climate change? In this episode, I talk with Nik Janos, Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Chico, whose research focuses on the intersection of urbanization and ecological crisis. In our discussion we cover the sociology of disaster, failures of science communication and actions people can take from the local to the global. Just a fair warning: If you enjoyed Don’t Look Up, this episode might change your mind about some things. 

Show notes

Janos, N. and C. McKendry. (fall 2021). Urban Cascadia and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice. University of Washington Press.

Green Space Notes

Sutton, Barbara and Kari Marie Norgaard. 2013 “Cultures of Denial: Avoiding Knowledge of State Violations of Human Rights Violations in Argentina and the United States.”Sociological Forum 28(3): 495-524

Emma Marris