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dc.contributor.editorShapiro, Judith
dc.contributor.editorMcNeish, John-Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-03T08:40:33Z
dc.date.available2021-05-03T08:40:33Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210503_9781000391589_2
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/48472
dc.description.abstractOur Extractive Age: Expressions of Violence and Resistance emphasizes how the spectrum of violence associated with natural resource extraction permeates contemporary collective life. Chronicling the increasing rates of brutal suppression of local environmental and labor activists in rural and urban sites of extraction, this volume also foregrounds related violence in areas we might not expect, such as infrastructural developments, protected areas for nature conservation, and even geoengineering in the name of carbon mitigation. Contributors argue that extractive violence is not an accident or side effect, but rather a core logic of the 21st Century planetary experience. Acknowledgement is made not only of the visible violence involved in the securitization of extractive enclaves, but also of the symbolic and structural violence that the governance, economics, and governmentality of extraction have produced. Extractive violence is shown not only to be a spectacular event, but an extended dynamic that can be silent, invisible, and gradual. The volume also recognizes that much of the new violence of extraction has become cloaked in the discourse of "green development," "green building," and efforts to mitigate the planetary environmental crisis through totalizing technologies. Ironically, green technologies and other contemporary efforts to tackle environmental ills often themselves depend on the continuance of social exploitation and the contaminating practices of non-renewable extraction. But as this volume shows, resistance is also as multi-scalar and heterogeneous as the violence it inspires. The book is essential reading for activists and for students and scholars of environmental politics, natural resource management, political ecology, sustainable development, and globalization.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNA Primary industries::KNAT Mining industry
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCN Environmental economics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KJ Business & management
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::W Lifestyle, sport & leisure::WN Natural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNC Applied ecology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNF Environmental management
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RND Environmental policy & protocols
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology
dc.subject.otherDevelopment economics and emerging economies
dc.subject.otherExtractive industries
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental economics
dc.subject.otherBusiness and Management
dc.subject.otherNature and the natural world: general interest
dc.subject.otherApplied ecology
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental management
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental policy and protocols
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental science, engineering and technology
dc.titleOur Extractive Age
dc.title.alternativeExpressions of Violence and Resistance
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003127611
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781000391589
oapen.relation.isbn9780367650537
oapen.relation.isbn9780367650520
oapen.relation.isbn9781003127611
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages280
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology


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