By Rivke Jaffe
Concrete Jungles explores the explanations why those matters are usually overlooked, demonstrating how mainstream environmentalism displays and reproduces classification and race inequalities. according to over a decade of study in Kingston, Jamaica and Willemstad, Curaçao, Rivke Jaffe contrasts the environmentalism of mostly middle-class execs with the environmentalism of inner-city citizens. The booklet combines a worldly dialogue of the politics of distinction with wealthy ethnographic element, together with bright depictions of Caribbean ghettos and elite enclaves. Jaffe additionally extends her research past ethnographic study, looking to comprehend the position of colonial background in shaping the present traits in pollutants and concrete space.
A thorough research of the hidden inequalities of mainstream environmentalism, Concrete Jungles provides a political ecology of city toxins 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