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The Resource Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon

Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon

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Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor
Title
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor
Statement of responsibility
Rob Nixon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of "slow violence" to describe these threats, the author focuses on the inattention we have paid to the attritional lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle driven messaging that impels public activism today. Slow violence, because it is so readily ignored by a hard charging capitalism, exacerbates the vulnerability of ecosystems and of people who are poor, disempowered, and often involuntarily displaced, while fueling social conflicts that arise from desperation as life sustaining conditions erode. In this book the author examines a cluster of writer/activists affiliated with the environmentalism of the poor in the global South. By approaching environmental justice literature from this transnational perspective, he exposes the limitations of the national and local frames that dominate environmental writing. And by illuminating the strategies these writer/activists deploy to give dramatic visibility to environmental emergencies, he invites his readers to engage with some of the most pressing challenges of our time.--
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1954-
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Nixon, Rob
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • American literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Human security
  • Poor
  • Imperialism
  • Globalization
Label
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slow violence, neoliberalism and the environmental picaresque -- Fast forward fossil: petro-despotism and the resource curse -- Pipedreams: Ken Saro-Wiwa, environmental justice, and micro-minority rights -- Slow violence, gender and the environmentalism of the poor -- Unimagined communities : megadams, monumental modernity, and developmental refugees -- Strangers in the eco-village: race, tourism, and environmental time -- Ecologies of the aftermath: precision warfare and slow violence -- Environmentalism, postcolonialism, and American studies -- Scenes from the seabed and the future of dissent
Control code
ocn676725411
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780674049307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)676725411
Label
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slow violence, neoliberalism and the environmental picaresque -- Fast forward fossil: petro-despotism and the resource curse -- Pipedreams: Ken Saro-Wiwa, environmental justice, and micro-minority rights -- Slow violence, gender and the environmentalism of the poor -- Unimagined communities : megadams, monumental modernity, and developmental refugees -- Strangers in the eco-village: race, tourism, and environmental time -- Ecologies of the aftermath: precision warfare and slow violence -- Environmentalism, postcolonialism, and American studies -- Scenes from the seabed and the future of dissent
Control code
ocn676725411
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780674049307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)676725411

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