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The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in Americaas Eden

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Winner, Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, presented by the Environment & Technology section of the American Sociological Association Environmentalism usually calls to mind images of peace and serenity, a oneness with nature, and a shared sense of responsibility. But one town in Colorado, under the guise of environmental protection, passed a resolution l ...more
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by New York University Press
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Cara Stone
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very thought-provoking book on the combination of immigration and the environment. Both of which are hot topics in politics. I’ve known of environmental injustice for a few years now, but this book introduced me to the idea of environmental privilege. It opened my eyes to the fact that if one exists, so must the other. Definitely recommend the read.
While bookshelves can be filled with an increasing number of excellent studies of environmental racism (and other environmental injustices) in working-class communities of color, Park and Pellow author what may be the very first study of environmental privilege. They examine the town of Aspen, delighting in its hypocrisy, to reveal the ways that environmentally (and economically) privileged towns seek to protect their elite status by policing social borders. The "Aspen Logic" applies far beyond ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Really interesting read. Aspen is pretty similar to Palo Alto in many ways- the wealth, the racial diversity that often is interchangeable with class, generally liberal public, environmentally conscious, yet completely addicted to new technology (comparable to outdoor heated driveways) while ignoring the very environmental and human rights issues associated with technology. An interesting look at population concern as environmental nativism as well as immigration attitudes. And frustrating and a ...more
Nicole Williams
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imperative read!!!!

This book was so compelling and informative. I could not put it down. I have recommended it to several people. I especially recommend to those who study environmental science & sustainability, social justice, and any social science.
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sociology
I love how they studied up.
Mark Benedict
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thanks for shedding some reality on my former home. It needed to be said Lisa.
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book for insight into environmental racism.
Melany Dillon
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a great resource that puts on display the hypocrisy of the environmentalist movement in Aspen, Colorado. It illustrates environmental racism and nativism well.
Jun 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I almost wish I hadn't read it and could keep my head in the sand and continue to enjoy Aspen the way I used to.
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