skip to content
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor

Author: Rob Nixon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Análisis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Nixon
ISBN: 9780674049307 0674049306 0674072340 9780674072343
OCLC Number: 676725411
Description: xiii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Rob Nixon.

Abstract:

"Slow violence" from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. The author focuses on the inattention we  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

This is a fine book, disturbing and revealing in content, and worthy of lengthy study. -- Jules Pretty Times Higher Education 20110915 The work is groundbreaking in its call to reconsider our Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/676725411> # Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "676725411" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/postkolonialisme> ; # Postkolonialisme
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/impacto_ambiental_pobreza> ; # Impacto ambiental--Pobreza
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/imperialism_environmental_aspects> ; # Imperialism--Environmental aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/ekokritik> ; # Ekokritik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/ekologi_i_litteraturen> ; # Ekologi i litteraturen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/imperialism_miljoaspekter> ; # Imperialism--miljöaspekter
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/costos_ambientales_politicas_publicas_tercer_mundo> ; # Costos ambientales--Políticas públicas--Tercer mundo
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1073035> ; # Postcolonialism in literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/868477> ; # Colonies in literature
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008105320> ; # Globalization--Environmental aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/globalisering_miljoaspekter> ; # Globalisering--miljöaspekter
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/ecokritiek> ; # Ecokritiek
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002010213> ; # Postcolonialism in literature
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009009688> ; # Human security
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85004351> ; # American literature--History and criticism
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002001448> ; # Ecocriticism
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1071040> ; # Poor
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1749591> ; # Human security
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh94004213> ; # Ecology in literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Place/ontwikkelingslanden> ; # Ontwikkelingslanden.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009006732> ; # Environmentalism in literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/943535> ; # Globalization--Environmental aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/engelsk_litteratur_historia> ; # Engelsk litteratur--historia
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/postkolonialism_i_litteraturen> ; # Postkolonialism i litteraturen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/kolonier_i_litteraturen> ; # Kolonier i litteraturen
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008109769> ; # Poor--Developing countries
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/K3585> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/bellettrie> ; # Bellettrie
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/869850> ; # Commonwealth literature (English)
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008101306> ; # Commonwealth literature (English)--History and criticism
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807113> ; # American literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/901557> ; # Ecology in literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1242969> ; # Developing countries
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85062862> ; # Human ecology in literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962998> ; # Human ecology in literature
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/ecologie> ; # Ecologie
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/820.936/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/fattiga_u_lander> ; # Fattiga--U-länder
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/engels> ; # Engels
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/armoede> ; # Armoede
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85028570> ; # Colonies in literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1903139> ; # Environmentalism in literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/901428> ; # Ecocriticism
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/112416341> ; # Rob Nixon
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/691835129> ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor"@en ;
   schema:productID "676725411" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/676725411#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_harvard_university_press_2011> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Agent/harvard_university_press> ; # Harvard University Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674049307> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674072343> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/676725411> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Agent/harvard_university_press> # Harvard University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Harvard University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Place/ontwikkelingslanden> # Ontwikkelingslanden.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Ontwikkelingslanden." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/costos_ambientales_politicas_publicas_tercer_mundo> # Costos ambientales--Políticas públicas--Tercer mundo
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Costos ambientales--Políticas públicas--Tercer mundo"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/ekologi_i_litteraturen> # Ekologi i litteraturen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ekologi i litteraturen"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/engelsk_litteratur_historia> # Engelsk litteratur--historia
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Engelsk litteratur--historia"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/fattiga_u_lander> # Fattiga--U-länder
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Fattiga--U-länder"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/globalisering_miljoaspekter> # Globalisering--miljöaspekter
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Globalisering--miljöaspekter"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/impacto_ambiental_pobreza> # Impacto ambiental--Pobreza
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Impacto ambiental--Pobreza"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/imperialism_miljoaspekter> # Imperialism--miljöaspekter
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Imperialism--miljöaspekter"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/kolonier_i_litteraturen> # Kolonier i litteraturen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Kolonier i litteraturen"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691835129#Topic/postkolonialism_i_litteraturen> # Postkolonialism i litteraturen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Postkolonialism i litteraturen"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002001448> # Ecocriticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ecocriticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2002010213> # Postcolonialism in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Postcolonialism in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008101306> # Commonwealth literature (English)--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Commonwealth literature (English)--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008105320> # Globalization--Environmental aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Globalization--Environmental aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008109769> # Poor--Developing countries
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Poor--Developing countries"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009006732> # Environmentalism in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Environmentalism in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009009688> # Human security
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Human security"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85004351> # American literature--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "American literature--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85028570> # Colonies in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Colonies in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85062862> # Human ecology in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Human ecology in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh94004213> # Ecology in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ecology in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1071040> # Poor
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Poor"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1073035> # Postcolonialism in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Postcolonialism in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1242969> # Developing countries
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Developing countries" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1749591> # Human security
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Human security"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1903139> # Environmentalism in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Environmentalism in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807113> # American literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "American literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/868477> # Colonies in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Colonies in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/869850> # Commonwealth literature (English)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Commonwealth literature (English)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/901428> # Ecocriticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ecocriticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/901557> # Ecology in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ecology in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/943535> # Globalization--Environmental aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008105320> ; # Globalization--Environmental aspects
   schema:name "Globalization--Environmental aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/962998> # Human ecology in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Human ecology in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/112416341> # Rob Nixon
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1954" ;
   schema:familyName "Nixon" ;
   schema:givenName "Rob" ;
   schema:name "Rob Nixon" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674049307>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0674049306" ;
   schema:isbn "9780674049307" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674072343>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0674072340" ;
   schema:isbn "9780674072343" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.