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Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor

Author: Rob Nixon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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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...
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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.
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"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...

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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...

 
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