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Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674072343

Publication Date: 03/11/2013

Academic Trade

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 halftones

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Slow Violence, Neoliberalism, and the Environmental Picaresque
  • 2. Fast-forward Fossil: Petro-despotism and the Resource Curse
  • 3. Pipedreams: Ken Saro-Wiwa, Environmental Justice, and Micro-minority Rights
  • 4. Slow Violence, Gender, and the Environmentalism of the Poor
  • 5. Unimagined Communities: Megadams, Monumental Modernity, and Developmental Refugees
  • 6. Stranger in the Eco-village: Race, Tourism, and Environmental Time
  • 7. Ecologies of the Aftermath: Precision Warfare and Slow Violence
  • 8. Environmentalism, Postcolonialism, and American Studies
  • Epilogue: Scenes from the Seabed and the Future of Dissent
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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