Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

by Rob Nixon
     
 

“Slow violence” from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today.See more details below

Overview

“Slow violence” from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674072343
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
267,381
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Slow Violence, Neoliberalism, and the Environmental Picaresque 45

2 Fast-forward Fossil: Petro-despotism and the Resource Curse 68

3 Pipedreams: Ken Saro-Wiwa, Environmental Justice, and Micro-minority Rights 103

4 Slow Violence, Gender, and the Environmentalism of the Poor 128

5 Unimagined Communities: Megadams, Monumental Modernity, and Developmental Refugees 150

6 Stranger in the Eco-village: Race, Tourism, and Environmental Time 175

7 Ecologies of the Aftermath: Precision Warfare and Slow Violence 199

8 Environmentalism, Postcolonialism, and American Studies 233

Epilogue: Scenes from the Seabed and the Future of Dissent 263

Notes 283

Acknowledgments 339

Index 343

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