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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

Label
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor
Title
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor
Statement of responsibility
Rob Nixon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nixon, Rob
Dewey number
820.9/36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9080.5
LC item number
.N59 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
  • NATURE
  • American literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Globalization
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Human security
  • Poor
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Developing countries
  • Bellettrie
  • Engels
  • Ecologie
  • Ecokritiek
  • Postkolonialisme
  • Armoede
  • Ontwikkelingslanden
Label
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"To view this image, refer to the print version of the title"--Text in place of all illustrations (JSTOR platform, viewed April 17, 2017)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-338) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
754842110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 353 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674061194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3f51
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754842110
Label
Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor, Rob Nixon
Publication
Note
"To view this image, refer to the print version of the title"--Text in place of all illustrations (JSTOR platform, viewed April 17, 2017)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-338) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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
754842110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 353 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674061194
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3f51
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754842110

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