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The Resource Nature is a battlefield : towards a political ecology, Razmig Keucheyan ; translated by David Broder

Nature is a battlefield : towards a political ecology, Razmig Keucheyan ; translated by David Broder

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Nature is a battlefield : towards a political ecology
Title
Nature is a battlefield
Title remainder
towards a political ecology
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Razmig Keucheyan ; translated by David Broder
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In the midst of the current ecological crisis, there is often lofty talk of the need for humanity to ‘overcome its divisions’ and work together to tackle the big challenges of our time. But as this new book by Razmig Keucheyan shows, the real picture is very different. Just take the case of the siting of toxic waste landfills in the United States: if you want to know where waste is most likely to be dumped, ask yourself where Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and other racial minorities live and where the poorest neighbourhoods are. This kind of ‘environmental racism’ is by no means restricted to the United States: it is very much a global phenomenon. Keucheyan show how the capitalist response to the crisis has been marked by a massive expansion in ‘environmental finance’. From ‘carbon markets’ to ‘pollution permits’, ‘climate derivatives’ and ‘catastrophe bonds’, we are seeing a proliferation of nature-related financial products. Instead of tackling the root of the problem, the neoliberal strategy seeks to profit from environmental risks. Moreover, with the rise in natural disasters, resource scarcity, food crises, the destabilization of the poles and oceans and the prospect of tens of millions of ‘climate refugees’, Western powers are increasingly adopting a military response to ecological problems. The Cold War is over: welcome to the ‘green wars’. From New Orleans to the Siachen glacier via the Arctic floes, Keucheyan explores the landmark sites of this new ‘climate geostrategy’. Through a sharp critique of the way capitalism responds to environmental disaster, this innovative book provides a fresh perspective on some of the most critical issues confronting our societies today. --
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Keucheyan, Razmig
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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Broder, David
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  • Political ecology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental disasters
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental justice
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Nature is a battlefield : towards a political ecology, Razmig Keucheyan ; translated by David Broder
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-178)
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text
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  • txt
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ocn962483628
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22 cm
Edition
English edition.
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vi, 178 pages
Isbn
9781509503773
Lccn
2016006440
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)962483628
Label
Nature is a battlefield : towards a political ecology, Razmig Keucheyan ; translated by David Broder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962483628
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
vi, 178 pages
Isbn
9781509503773
Lccn
2016006440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962483628

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