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by Debora Alejandra Swistun,Javier Auyero

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  • ISBN 019537293X
  • ISBN13 978-0195372939
  • Language English
  • Author Debora Alejandra Swistun,Javier Auyero
  • Publisher Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 10, 2009)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats mobi docx lrf mbr
  • Category Engineering
  • Subcategory Engineering
  • Size ePub 1923 kb
  • Size Fb2 1611 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 309

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, Flammable's 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 and dissect the manifold ways in which it is experienced by Flammable residents.

In this stunning book, Auyero and Swistun dissect the 'slow-motion human and environmental disaster' wrought . A powerful study of environmental abuse and 'toxic suffering,' this will acquaint readers in a personal way with a troubling and too-common plight.

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.

Environmental protection is a field of growing importance for various IAEA programmes. As such, many countries in the region are suffering from serious degradation of the environment. In particular, this paralleled the growing awareness and concern of Baltic countries about the environmental state of the Baltic Sea, which has become a major issue during the past three decades. We use ornithological atlas data to assess evidence for the existence of a number of spatial patterns of range contraction in British breeding birds.

With luminous and vivid descriptions of everyday life in the neighborhood Auyero and Swistun depict this on-going slow motion human and environmental disaster and dissect the manifold ways in which it is experienced by Flammable residents.

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With Debora Alejandra Swistun. With luminous and vivid descriptions of everyday life in the neighborhood, Auyero and Swistun depict this on-going slow motion human and environmental disaster and dissect the manifold ways in which it is experienced by Flammable residents. 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, Flammable’s soil, air, and water are contaminated with lead, chromium, benzene, and other chemicals.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. 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. 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.

by Debora Alejandra Swistun and Javier Auyero. 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, Flammable's soil, air, and water are contaminated with lead, chromium, benzene, and other chemicals.

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Joe R and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology Javier Auyero; Debora Alejandra Swistun. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Flammable : Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown. Joe R and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology Javier Auyero; Debora Alejandra Swistun.

Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown. Javier Auyero and Debora Alejandra Swistun

Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown. Javier Auyero and Debora Alejandra Swistun. Close up observation and individual stories show the suffering of a community of a polluted shantytown. As environmental problems mount throughout the world, this book squarely places the miserable physical environment where the poor live at the center of the study of urban poverty and inequality. Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown.

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Kirinaya
This book is a true eye opener. I had to buy it for a class I took , and I'm glad we had to read it.
greatest
I read this book for a graduate-level engineering class. The book is a concise and easy read that explains the perception of pollution by those who are uneducated and unable to change the course of their future due to their dire circumstances. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the repercussions of environmental pollution in developing countries/areas, and how social justice and corporate social responsibility impact the ways industries do (or don't) change their environmental safety.
Garne
A good look at Inflammable, but overall a fairly boring read. It was very slow reading and produced maybe 15 good points overall. I expected more.
Charyoll
A must-read for anyone interested in interdisciplinary work in anthropology and environment studies!!!
Braned
Great ethnography! I would recommend. This book is great to discuss current international environmental and public health issues.
Nalmergas
Required for a course. Not a very good read if you are interested in clarity or clear thinking. It is a bit silly.
Nalmetus
Good read about the environment and the issues behind it
Easy read, a lot to learn. They convey the plight of the people in this town very well.