By Rivke Jaffe
Concrete Jungles explores the explanations why those matters are usually missed, demonstrating how mainstream environmentalism displays and reproduces type and race inequalities. in line with over a decade of analysis in Kingston, Jamaica and Willemstad, Curaçao, Rivke Jaffe contrasts the environmentalism of mostly middle-class pros with the environmentalism of inner-city citizens. The booklet combines a cosmopolitan dialogue of the politics of distinction with wealthy ethnographic element, together with brilliant depictions of Caribbean ghettos and elite enclaves. Jaffe additionally extends her research past ethnographic learn, trying to comprehend the function of colonial background in shaping the present tendencies in pollutants and concrete space.
A thorough research of the hidden inequalities of mainstream environmentalism, Concrete Jungles provides a political ecology of city pollutants with major implications for the way forward for environmentalism.
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Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean (Global and Comparative Ethnography) by Rivke Jaffe