This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: How can we dramatize slow violence? This beautifully written book shows how writers have conjured the invisible environmental calamities that have come to be the hallmark of modern times. The damage in question is out of sight--and out of mind for the global elites who command center stage. Nixon's evocative prose redoubles the charge of the writers who fight to show us the central challenge of our era. Everyone should read this book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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, Rob Nixon 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 a book of extraordinary scope, Nixon 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 skillfully illuminating the strategies these writer-activists deploy to give dramatic visibility to environmental emergencies, Nixon invites his readers to engage with some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
About the Author: Rob Nixon is Rachel Carson Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among his many books is Dreambirds: The Natural History of a Fantasy. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times.
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 2011. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 353pp, Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good, the book shows very little wear, though it does have some marks on the covers, both inside and outside, the pages themselves are clean and unmarked. Jacket Condition: Good, it doesn't show a lot of wear, but the edges have a slight curl. Posting within the UK will be at our usual rate but shipping overseas may incur extra charge. All proceeds support Oxfam's work fighting poverty and suffering worldwide. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001975
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