The Resource Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon, (electronic resource)

Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon, (electronic resource)

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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
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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
LC call number
PR9080.5
LC item number
.N59 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • American literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Human security
  • Poor
  • Imperialism
  • Globalization
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Bellettrie
  • Engels
  • Ecologie
  • Ecokritiek
  • Postkolonialisme
  • Armoede
  • Ontwikkelingslanden
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Electronic books
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Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 353 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674061194
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt2f3f51
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754842110
  • (OCoLC)ocn754842110
Label
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 353 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674061194
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt2f3f51
System control number
  • (OCoLC)754842110
  • (OCoLC)ocn754842110

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