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Island of Sylt. A partial project: social representations of developments in the nature and anthroposphere of Sylt with consideration of the global change. Final report; Fallstudie Sylt. Teilvorhaben: Soziale Repraesentationen von Entwicklungen in Natur- und Anthroposphaere auf Sylt vor dem Hintergrund globalen Wandels. Schlussbericht

Abstract

At the example of the potential dangers of future changes in the climate threatening the island of Sylt, the authors deal with the question of how global changes in the environment, their causes and effects and possible measures taken by local groups to prevent them can be perceived and assessed in the context of general developments. To do this, 70 key persons of the ''Sylt social system'' who had been selected systematically were questioned at two different times in semi-structured, open interviews. The minutes of the interviews were categorized and evaluated quantitatively, analysing their contents. The goal was to find out the social representations of possible changes in the climate and to prove that these mental models are group-specific. It was found that to the persons questioned, tourism industry and construction activities on the island were far more important subjects than changes in the climate or the subject of protecting the shores. Climate changes were referred to with relation to their effects which were seen in connection with natural events. As far as causes were concerned, traffic turned out to be very important to the persons questioned. As for the measures, preventing changes in the climate was found to be  More>>
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 2001
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ETDE-DE-1307
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 2001
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; NORTH SEA; COASTAL REGIONS; CLIMATIC CHANGE; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; AUTOMOBILES; STATISTICS
Sponsoring Organizations:
Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung, Berlin (Germany)
OSTI ID:
20303949
Research Organizations:
Magdeburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Psychologie
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: Foerderkennzeichen BMBF 01LK9536; TRN: DE02GD919
Availability:
Available to ETDE participating countries only(see www.etde.org); commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20303949
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
71 pages
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Linneweber, V, Hartmuth, G, Deising, S, Fritsche, I, and Linneweber, A. Island of Sylt. A partial project: social representations of developments in the nature and anthroposphere of Sylt with consideration of the global change. Final report; Fallstudie Sylt. Teilvorhaben: Soziale Repraesentationen von Entwicklungen in Natur- und Anthroposphaere auf Sylt vor dem Hintergrund globalen Wandels. Schlussbericht. Germany: N. p., 2001. Web.
Linneweber, V, Hartmuth, G, Deising, S, Fritsche, I, & Linneweber, A. Island of Sylt. A partial project: social representations of developments in the nature and anthroposphere of Sylt with consideration of the global change. Final report; Fallstudie Sylt. Teilvorhaben: Soziale Repraesentationen von Entwicklungen in Natur- und Anthroposphaere auf Sylt vor dem Hintergrund globalen Wandels. Schlussbericht. Germany.
Linneweber, V, Hartmuth, G, Deising, S, Fritsche, I, and Linneweber, A. 2001. "Island of Sylt. A partial project: social representations of developments in the nature and anthroposphere of Sylt with consideration of the global change. Final report; Fallstudie Sylt. Teilvorhaben: Soziale Repraesentationen von Entwicklungen in Natur- und Anthroposphaere auf Sylt vor dem Hintergrund globalen Wandels. Schlussbericht." Germany.
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title = {Island of Sylt. A partial project: social representations of developments in the nature and anthroposphere of Sylt with consideration of the global change. Final report; Fallstudie Sylt. Teilvorhaben: Soziale Repraesentationen von Entwicklungen in Natur- und Anthroposphaere auf Sylt vor dem Hintergrund globalen Wandels. Schlussbericht}
author = {Linneweber, V, Hartmuth, G, Deising, S, Fritsche, I, and Linneweber, A}
abstractNote = {At the example of the potential dangers of future changes in the climate threatening the island of Sylt, the authors deal with the question of how global changes in the environment, their causes and effects and possible measures taken by local groups to prevent them can be perceived and assessed in the context of general developments. To do this, 70 key persons of the ''Sylt social system'' who had been selected systematically were questioned at two different times in semi-structured, open interviews. The minutes of the interviews were categorized and evaluated quantitatively, analysing their contents. The goal was to find out the social representations of possible changes in the climate and to prove that these mental models are group-specific. It was found that to the persons questioned, tourism industry and construction activities on the island were far more important subjects than changes in the climate or the subject of protecting the shores. Climate changes were referred to with relation to their effects which were seen in connection with natural events. As far as causes were concerned, traffic turned out to be very important to the persons questioned. As for the measures, preventing changes in the climate was found to be more important than adapting to its consequences. Differences in the social representation of the groups mainly corresponded with the subjects focussed on and the interests of each group. As a supplement to the interview study, 54 tourists were interviewed regarding various aspects of the main study with a standardized questionnaire. [German] Am Beispiel der moeglichen Bedrohung Sylts durch zukuenftige Klimaaenderungen wird untersucht, wie globale Umweltveraenderungen, deren Ursachen und Auswirkungen sowie moegliche Gegenmassnahmen von lokalen Akteursgruppen im Kontext allgemeiner Entwicklungen wahrgenommen und bewertet werden. Dazu wurden 70 systematisch ausgewaehlte Schluesselpersonen des 'sozialen Systems Sylt' zu zwei Untersuchungszeitpunkten in halbstrukturierten, offenen Interviews befragt. Die Interviewprotokolle wurden kategorisiert und quantitativ inhaltsanalytisch ausgewertet. Ziel war die mehrfach kontextualisierte Erhebung der sozialen Repraesentationen moeglicher Klimaaenderungen sowie der Nachweis von Gruppenspezifitaet fuer diese mentalen Modelle. Wesentlich mehr als Klimaaenderungen oder auch die Kuestenschutzthematik erwiesen sich der Fremdenverkehr und die Bautaetigkeit auf der Insel als fuer die Befragten bedeutsame Themen. Klimaaenderungen selbst wurden vor allem von ihren Auswirkungen her thematisiert, die eher im Bereich der Natursphaere gesehen wurden. Auf der Ursachenseite spielte fuer die Probanden der Verkehr eine grosse Rolle. Bei den Massnahmen rangierte die Verhinderung des Klimawandels vor der Anpassung an seine Folgen. Unterschiede in den sozialen Repraesentationen der Akteursgruppen entsprachen im Wesentlichen den inhaltlichen Schwerpunkten bzw. Interessen der Gruppen. Ergaenzend zu der Interviewstudie wurden 54 Touristen mittels eines standardisierten Fragebogens zu verschiedenen Aspekten der Hauptuntersuchung befragt. (orig.)}
place = {Germany}
year = {2001}
month = {Apr}
}