Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor rob nixon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the violence wrought by climate change toxic drift deforestation oil spills and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Slow violence from climate change toxic drift deforestation oil spills and the environmental aftermath of war occurs gradually and often invisibly rob nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises in contrast with the sensational spectacle driven messaging that impels public activism today. In the 1980s the brundtland commissions report on sustainable development radically stated that the environment was important for the poor damage to the environment was caused by the poor but only where they had no choice. Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor rob nixon harvard university press cambridge massachusetts and london england 2011. Rob nixons slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor was published this spring by harvard university press nixons work has been crucial to articulating the conjunction as well as the fault lines between postcolonial studies and ecocriticism
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