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Author Auyero, Javier.
Title Flammable : environmental suffering in an Argentine shantytown / Javier Auyero and Débora Alejandra Swistun.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.

Author Auyero, Javier.
Subject Slums -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area.
Poor -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires.
Hazardous wastes -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area.
Alt Name Swistun, Débora Alejandra.
Description 1 online resource (188 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
Contents Villas del Riachuelo : Life amidst hazards, garbage, and poison -- The compound and the neighborhood -- Toxic wor(l)ds -- The (confused and mistaken) categories of the dominated -- Exposed waiting -- Collective disbelief in joint action -- The social production of toxic uncertainty -- Conclusions : ethnography and environmental suffering.
Summary Surrounded by one of the largest petrochemical compounds in Argentina, a highly polluted river that brings the toxic waste of tanneries and other industries, a hazardous and largely unsupervised waste incinerator, and an unmonitored landfill, Flammable's soil, air, and water are contaminated with lead, chromium, benzene, and other chemicals. So are its nearly five thousand sickened and frail inhabitants. How do poor people make sense of and cope with toxic pollution? Why do they fail to understand what is objectively a clear and present danger? How are perceptions and misperceptions shared wit.
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System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 20, 2021).
English.
ISBN 9780199706686 (electronic bk.)
0199706689 (electronic bk.)
1282053868
9781282053861
9780195372946 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0195372948 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780195372939 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
019537293X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9786612053863
6612053860
ISBN/ISSN 9786612053863
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OCLC # 373185477
Additional Format Print version: Auyero, Javier. Flammable. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009 9780195372946 0195372948 (DLC) 2008043342 (OCoLC)251214301


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