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Nation, Immigration, and Environmental Security

Nation, Immigration, and Environmental Security

by J. Urban
     
 

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There is growing interest in addressing environmental destruction as a matter of U.S. national security. Based on neo-Malthusian doomsday scenarios, gendered and racialized Others are commonly scapegoated for ecological devastation and insecurity, allowing both, and their core causes (interlocking systems of inequality), to flourish. Through the lens of

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There is growing interest in addressing environmental destruction as a matter of U.S. national security. Based on neo-Malthusian doomsday scenarios, gendered and racialized Others are commonly scapegoated for ecological devastation and insecurity, allowing both, and their core causes (interlocking systems of inequality), to flourish. Through the lens of intersectional, postcolonial feminism, Urban interrogates mainstream environmental security discourse in the United States, with particular emphasis on immigration across the U.S./Mexico border. Urban also advances alternative approaches grounded not in the greening of hate, but in social, environmental, and reproductive justice for all.

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"Dr. Urban dissects the dangerous and obfuscating rhetoric that links environmental degradation, hunger, and poverty with immigration and women's fertility. Her clear-headed analysis and accessible language makes this timely book an indispensable resource for students, scholars, organizers, and policy-makers on this crucial and urgent issue." - Gwyn Kirk, Ph.D., Women for Genuine Security

"Nation, Immigration & Environmental Security interrogates the greening of hate from an intersectional postcolonial feminist perspective that exposes the lethal, neo-Malthusian politics of Environmental Security frameworks in academic, media, policy, and mainstream environmentalist discourse and foregrounds the political analysis and transformative social vision of the growing, immigrant-led movement for human rights and environmental and economic justice in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Urban's work offers a crucial and timely intervention in contemporary scholarly, activist, and policy debates over border security, global social justice and environmental sustainability."

- Zoe Hammer, Ph.D., Scholar/Activist, Border Action Network, U.S.-Mexico Border & Immigration Task Force, Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment

"At last a book that makes the critical link between all too commonly accepted neo-Malthusian ideologies of environment and security and the militarization of border control. Through careful textual interpretation and political investigation, Urban not only shows how these ideologies function to scapegoat immigrants, but how feminist intersectional analysis and activism help open the way to a more progressive vision that connects immigrant rights to environmental and social justice." - Betsy Hartmann, Ph.D., Director of the Population and Development Program, Hampshire College, and co-editor of Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230600980
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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Gwyn Kirk

"Dr. Urban dissects the dangerous and obfuscating rhetoric that links environmental degradation, hunger, and poverty with immigration and women's fertility. Her clear-headed analysis and accessible language makes this timely book an indispensable resource for students, scholars, organizers, and policy-makers on this crucial and urgent issue."--(Gwyn Kirk, Ph.D., Women for Genuine Security.)

Betsy Hartmann

"At last a book that makes the critical link between all too commonly accepted neo-Malthusian ideologies of environment and security and the militarization of border control. Through careful textual interpretation and political investigation, Urban not only shows how these ideologies function to scapegoat immigrants, but how feminist intersectional analysis and activism help open the way to a more progressive vision that connects immigrant rights to environmental and social justice."--(Betsy Hartmann, Ph.D., Director of the Population and Development Program, Hampshire College, and co-editor of Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties.)

Zoe Hammer

"Nation, Immigration & Environmental Security interrogates 'the greening of hate' from an intersectional postcolonial feminist perspective that exposes the lethal, neo-Malthusian politics of 'Environmental Security' frameworks in academic, media, policy, and mainstream environmentalist discourse and foregrounds the political analysis and transformative social vision of the growing, immigrant-led movement for human rights and environmental and economic justice in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Urban's work offers a crucial and timely intervention in contemporary scholarly, activist, and policy debates over border security, global social justice and environmental sustainability."--(Zoe Hammer, Ph.D., Scholar/Activist, Border Action Network, U.S.-Mexico Border & Immigration Task Force, Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment.)

Meet the Author

Jessica LeAnn Urban is an Assistant Professor in the Women’s Studies and Multicultural Queer Studies Programs at Humboldt State University.

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