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By Carolyn Finney

ISBN-10: 1469614480

ISBN-13: 9781469614489

Why are African american citizens so underrepresented in terms of curiosity in nature, open air game, and environmentalism? during this thought-provoking learn, Carolyn Finney seems past the discourse of the environmental justice flow to envision how the ordinary atmosphere has been understood, commodified, and represented by means of either white and black american citizens. Bridging the fields of environmental historical past, cultural stories, serious race reports, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have formed cultural understandings of the "great outside" and decided who may still and will have entry to normal areas.

Drawing on numerous resources from movie, literature, and pop culture, and studying assorted old moments, together with the institution of the wasteland Act in 1964 and the aftermath of typhoon Katrina, Finney unearths the perceived and genuine ways that nature and the surroundings are racialized in the USA. having a look towards the long run, she additionally highlights the paintings of African american citizens who're commencing doorways to larger participation in environmental and conservation concerns.

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