Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown

Valutazione media 3,59
( su 115 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780195372939: Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown

Surrounded by one of the largest petrochemical compounds in Argentina, a highly polluted river, a hazardous waste incinerator, and an unmonitored landfill, the shantytown Flammable suffers from rampant contamination of its soil, air, and water. In this book, Javier Auyero and Flammable resident Débora Alejandra Swistun draw upon archival research and two and a half years of fieldwork to explore the lived experiences of environmental suffering. Perhaps most interesting, the authors show that residents doubt or even deny the harmful impact of pollution on their lives. This denial of the obvious occurs through a "labor of confusion" generated by state officials who frequently raise the issue of relocation and just as frequently suspend it; by doctors who say the illnesses are no different from those elsewhere, but tell patients they must leave the neighborhood; and by lawyers who encourage residents to hold out for a settlement. Auyero and Swistun vividly depict this slow-motion disaster, dissecting the manifold ways in which it is experienced by Flammable residents.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

The authors have accomplished an astounding analysis of the destruction-physical and psychological-of a people living in poverty, their world dominated by a multinational corporate giant whose toxic waste pollutes their everyday lives. This superb and moving political ethnography captures the meanings of contamination to the residents, who live in disaster-immobilized by the toxic uncertainty, powerless confusion, and mistake that ultimately normalize risk and danger. ( Diane Vaughan, author of The Challenger Launch Decision)

In this stunning book, Auyero and Swistun dissect the 'slow-motion human and environmental disaster' wrought by the noxious mix of economic dispossession and extreme pollution in a slum of Buenos Aires. By disclosing how residents experience 'toxic uncertainty' in everyday life, they show why this poisonous habitat not only assaults their individual bodies, but also ravages their social defenses and cultural immunity. With its deft integration of fieldwork, social theory, and narrative, Flammable is a signal contribution that will be widely discussed, often emulated, but not surpassed for a long time to come. ( Loic Wacquant, author of Urban Outcasts)

This brilliant ethnography of a polluted shantytown opens a new theoretical and topical frontier for urban poverty studies. The authors show how impoverished, poisoned residents, compelled to scramble for their daily economic survival in the context of larger political economic forces, are buffeted by competing discourses of agents of the state and civil society. They become trapped in a misrecognized toxic environment that imposes tremendous and ongoing physical suffering, psychic anxiety, and paralyzing uncertainty on them. ( Philippe Bourgois, author of In Search of Respect)

A powerful study of environmental abuse and 'toxic suffering,' this will acquaint readers in a personal way with a troubling and too-common plight. ( Publishers Weekly)

...Distinct from much of the social movement literature, and also the ethnographies of the poor. ( Contemporary Sociology)

L'autore:

Javier Auyero is Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology at the University of Texas, and is the author of, among other books, Routine Politics and Collective Violence in Argentina. Débora Alejandra Swistun received her BA in Anthropology from the University of La Plata, Argentina.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Javier AuyeroDebora Alejandra Swistun
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 019537293X

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,02
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,22
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Javier Auyero, Debora Alejandra Swistun
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Surrounded by one of the largest petrochemical compounds in Argentina, a highly polluted river, a hazardous waste incinerator, and an unmonitored landfill, the shantytown Flammable suffers from rampant contamination of its soil, air, and water. In this book, Javier Auyero and Flammable resident Debora Alejandra Swistun draw upon archival research and two and a half years of fieldwork to explore the lived experiences of environmental suffering. Perhaps most interesting, the authors show that residents doubt or even deny the harmful impact of pollution on their lives. This denial of the obvious occurs through a labor of confusion generated by state officials who frequently raise the issue of relocation and just as frequently suspend it; by doctors who say the illnesses are no different from those elsewhere, but tell patients they must leave the neighborhood; and by lawyers who encourage residents to hold out for a settlement. Auyero and Swistun vividly depict this slow-motion disaster, dissecting the manifold ways in which it is experienced by Flammable residents. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780195372939

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,73
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Javier Auyero, Debora Alejandra Swistun
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Surrounded by one of the largest petrochemical compounds in Argentina, a highly polluted river, a hazardous waste incinerator, and an unmonitored landfill, the shantytown Flammable suffers from rampant contamination of its soil, air, and water. In this book, Javier Auyero and Flammable resident Debora Alejandra Swistun draw upon archival research and two and a half years of fieldwork to explore the lived experiences of environmental suffering. Perhaps most interesting, the authors show that residents doubt or even deny the harmful impact of pollution on their lives. This denial of the obvious occurs through a labor of confusion generated by state officials who frequently raise the issue of relocation and just as frequently suspend it; by doctors who say the illnesses are no different from those elsewhere, but tell patients they must leave the neighborhood; and by lawyers who encourage residents to hold out for a settlement. Auyero and Swistun vividly depict this slow-motion disaster, dissecting the manifold ways in which it is experienced by Flammable residents. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780195372939

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,91
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Auyero, Javier
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VU-9780195372939

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,10
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Auyero, Javier
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780195372939

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,79
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Auyero, Javier; Swistun, Debora Alejandra
Editore: Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 019537293X

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Auyero, Javier
Editore: Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 019537293X

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,89
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,75
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Auyero, Javier; Swistun, Debora Alejandra
Editore: Oxford University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria INGM9780195372939

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,31
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Auyero, Javier
Editore: OUP USA (2009)
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA, 2009. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria LQ-9780195372939

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,58
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Javier Auyero
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 019537293X ISBN 13: 9780195372939
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 208 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Surrounded by one of the largest petrochemical compounds in Argentina, a highly polluted river that brings the toxic waste of tanneries and other industries, a hazardous and largely unsupervised waste incinerator, and an unmonitored landfill, Flammables soil, air, and water are contaminated with lead, chromium, benzene, and other chemicals. So are its nearly five thousand sickened and frail inhabitants. How do poor people make sense of and cope with toxic pollution Why do they fail to understand what is objectively a clear and present danger How are perceptions and misperceptions shared within a community Based on archival research and two and a half years of collaborative ethnographic fieldwork in Flammable, this book examines the lived experiences of environmental suffering. Despite clear evidence to the contrary, residents allow themselves to doubt or even deny the hard facts of industrial pollution. This happens, the authors argue, through a labor of confusion enabled by state officials who frequently raise the issue of relocation and just as frequently suspend it; by the companies who fund local health care but assert that the area is unfit for human residence; by doctors who say the illnesses are no different from anywhere else but tell mothers they must leave the neighborhood if their families are to be cured; by journalists who randomly appear and focus on the most extreme aspects of life there; and by lawyers who encourage residents to hold out for a settlement. These contradictory actions, advice, and information work together to shape the confused experience of living in danger and ultimately translates into a long, ineffective, and uncertain waiting time, a time dictated by powerful interests and shared by all marginalized groups. With luminous and vivid descriptions of everyday life in the neighborhood, Auyero and Swistun depict this on-going slow motion human and environmental disaster This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780195372939

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,61
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,64
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro