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- Mar 2023
Sociologist Kari Norgaard, in her ethnographic study of climate change denial in Norway, indicates that people have “separate mental categories” (Norgaard 2011: loc 795)
- separate mental categories
//summary - This sounds like compartmentalization, although frame shifting would be another way to look at it - when people know about the problem in an abstract way that is not “integrated into the sense of immediate reality” - (Norgaard 2011: loc 800). She found that knowledge about climate change is socially organized such that it is perceived as a “distant” problem that is “outside the sphere of everyday reality” - (Norgaard 2011: loc 917).