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Booth, K, Introduction, Climate, Society and Elemental Insurance: Capacities and Limitations, Routledge, K Booth, C Lucas & S French (ed), Oxford, UK, pp. 70-82. ISBN 978-0-367-74386-4 (2022) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781003157571-1


Climate change is fundamentally changing the ways the peoples insure, and the ways they think about insurance, and there is an urgent need to build knowledge on the capacities and limitations of insurance in this regard. Mobilising or recognising different spatialities can provide new insights, specifically the multiple, sometimes conflicting, realities of insurance. The political ramifications of this normalisation illustrate the place-based constitution of insurance and, thus, its capacities and limitations. Within the context of promises of sovereignty, autonomy and independence, and an end to the structural violence of plantation economies, the moral imperative of EARM for financial self-sufficiency in an increasingly volatile climate, reinforces rather than dissolves social and racial inequalities and inequities. Emphasising creativity and innovation, companies experimenting with Insurtech now inhabit retrofitted, mobile spaces in gentrifying areas. These buildings signify disruption and change, rather than the dependability and certainty of older insurance offices.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:insurance, climate change, elemental, adaptation
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Social impacts of climate change and variability
UTAS Author:Booth, K (Associate Professor Kate Booth)
ID Code:149933
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-04-29
Last Modified:2022-04-29

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