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Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown

By: Autero, Javier

Price: $7.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195372939

ISBN: 019537293X

Condition: USED


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... View more info