General Anthropology Division
Oral Presentation Session
Scholars, activists, attorneys, non-profits, and politicians have all participated in allyship with communities, especially Indigenous communities in the US, who face relocation or displacement as a result of climate change outcomes. This paper looks critically at the limits of allyship and empathy in interpreting nostalgia, ecalgia, and topalgia as experienced by communities under risk of relocation. This paper will further ask what the policy implications and impacts to discourses of climate change these misinterpretations and limits to empathy may portend.