Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Author:   Rivke Jaffe
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
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9780190273583


Pages:   200
Publication Date:   12 May 2016
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Rivke Jaffe
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 16.30cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 23.70cm
Weight:   0.424kg
ISBN:  

9780190273583


ISBN 10:   0190273585
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   12 May 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Caribbean Cities in Comparative Perspective Chapter Three: Excavating the Traces of Empire Chapter Four: Fragmented Cities Chapter Five: Urban Naturalisms: Pollution, Space and Power Chapter Six: Uptown Environmentalism Chapter Seven: Downtown Environmentalism Chapter Eight: Coda

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Jaffe's excellent study provides a refreshing and meticulously derived new perspective on urban Caribbean environments, combining a comprehensive historical and ethnographic narrative of the context of people, places, and politics in the region. Insights offered on everyday livelihoods within lowincome urban neighborhoods in Curacao and Jamaica, and the contradictory urban naturalisms found across both societies, present readers with a striking comparative understanding of Caribbean cities and contribute a much welcomed further assessment of urban anthropological and naturesociety relations in the urban South. -- Dan Howard , New West Indian Guide


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Rivke Jaffe is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

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