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By Rivke Jaffe

within the well known mind's eye, the Caribbean islands symbolize tropical paradise. This photo, which pulls thousands of holiday makers to the sector every year, underlies the efforts of many environmentalists to guard Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and rainforests. despite the fact that, a dismal facet to Caribbean environmentalism lies past the tourist's view in city components the place the islands' poorer voters be afflicted by publicity to rubbish, untreated sewage, and air pollution.

Concrete Jungles explores the explanations why those matters are usually overlooked, demonstrating how mainstream environmentalism displays and reproduces type and race inequalities. in keeping with over a decade of study in Kingston, Jamaica and Willemstad, Curaçao, Rivke Jaffe contrasts the environmentalism of mostly middle-class pros with the environmentalism of inner-city citizens. The ebook combines a worldly dialogue of the politics of distinction with wealthy ethnographic element, together with vibrant depictions of Caribbean ghettos and elite enclaves. Jaffe additionally extends her research past ethnographic learn, looking to comprehend the function of colonial historical past 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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Within the well known mind's eye, the Caribbean islands signify tropical paradise. This snapshot, which pulls thousands of holiday makers to the area every year, underlies the efforts of many environmentalists to guard Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and rainforests. despite the fact that, a gloomy aspect to Caribbean environmentalism lies past the tourist's view in city components the place the islands' poorer voters be afflicted by publicity to rubbish, untreated sewage, and pollution.

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