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Title Island futures : Caribbean survival in the Anthropocene / Mimi Sheller.
Author Sheller, Mimi, author.
Publication Durham : Duke University Press, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Description xxx, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 304.2097 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-216) and index.
Contents Introduction: Im/Mobile Disaster -- Kinopolitical Power -- Water Power -- Aerial Power -- Digital Power -- Bordering Power -- Sexual Power -- Conclusion: Surviving the Coloniality of Climate -- This Is Not a Requiem.
Summary "In Island Futures Mimi Sheller delves into the ecological crises and reconstruction challenges affecting the entire Caribbean region during a time of climate catastrophe. Drawing on fieldwork on post-earthquake reconstruction in Haiti, flooding on the Haitian-Dominican border, and recent hurricanes, Sheller shows how ecological vulnerability and the quest for a "just recovery" in the Caribbean emerge from specific transnational political, economic, and cultural dynamics. Because foreigners are largely ignorant of Haiti's political, cultural, and economic contexts, especially the historical role of the United States, their efforts to help often exacerbate inequities. Caribbean survival under ever-worsening environmental and political conditions, Sheller contends, demands radical alternatives to the pervasive neocolonialism, racial capitalism, and US military domination that have perpetuated what she calls the "coloniality of climate." Sheller insists that alternative projects for Haitian reconstruction, social justice, and climate resilience-and the sustainability of the entire region-must be grounded in radical Caribbean intellectual traditions that call for deeper transformations of transnational economies, ecologies, and human relations writ large"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Human ecology -- Political aspects -- Caribbean Area.
Human ecology -- Caribbean Area -- Sociological aspects.
Sustainable development -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- Environmental aspects.
Caribbean Area -- Climatic factors.
Human ecology -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00962961
Sustainable development. (OCoLC)fst01139731
Caribbean Area. (OCoLC)fst01244080
Related To Online version: Sheller, Mimi, Island futures Durham : Duke University Press, 2020. 9781478012733 (DLC) 2020016393
ISBN 9781478010128 hardcover
1478010126 hardcover
9781478011187 paperback
1478011181 paperback

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