By Lisa Sun-Hee Park,David Naguib Pellow
Environmentalism often calls to brain photos of peace and serenity, a oneness with nature, and a shared experience of responsibility. yet one city in Colorado, lower than the guise of environmental safety, handed a solution restricting immigration, bolstering the privilege of the rich and scapegoating Latin American rookies for the area’s present and destiny ecological difficulties. this would have escaped awareness, store for the truth that this wasn’t a few rinky-dink backwater. It was once Aspen, Colorado, playground of the wealthy and recognized and the West’s so much elite ski city.
Tracking the lives of immigrant workers via a number of years of exhaustive fieldwork and archival digging, The Slums of Aspen tells a narrative that brings jointly the most urgent social difficulties of the day: environmental crises, immigration, and social inequality. Park and Pellow display how those matters are intertwined within the daily reviews of people that paintings and reside during this filthy rich vacationer group. constructing the assumption of “environmental privilege”--the financial, political, and cultural strength that a few teams take pleasure in, which permits them specific entry to coveted environmental facilities equivalent to forests, parks, mountains, rivers, coastal estate, open lands, and elite neighborhoods--they argue that this strange marriage of environmental and nativist teams happens as a result of inhabitants fears--both wish much less humans, specially in the event that they are the brown style.
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