Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

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"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.