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Concrete jungles : urban pollution and the politics of difference in the Caribbean

Author: Rivke Jaffe
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Global and comparative ethnography
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Concrete Jungles explores the hidden geographies of injustice in the Caribbean islands, demonstrating how mainstream environmentalism reflects and reproduces racial and economic inequalities.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rivke Jaffe
ISBN: 9780190273590 0190273593
OCLC Number: 1029205418
Description: xi, 189 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Caribbean cities in comparative perspective --
Excavating the traces of empire --
Fragmented cities --
Urban naturalisms: pollution, space and power --
Uptown environmentalism --
Downtown environmentalism --
Coda.
Series Title: Global and comparative ethnography
Responsibility: Rivke Jaffe.

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