Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
By Rob Nixon
(Harvard University Press, Hardcover, 9780674049307, 370pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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.