28 May 2021
2021/05 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); book; Author(s): Judith Shapiro, John-Andrew McNeish (eds.)
The book 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 labour 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.