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The Slums of Aspen
Author: Lisa Sun-Hee Park

ISBN: 9780814768037
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 17 August 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.2
Description:
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 limiting immigration, bolstering the privilege of the wealthy and scapegoating Latin American newcomers for the area's current and future ecological problems. This might have escaped attention save for the fact that this wasn't some rinky-dink backwater. It was Aspen, Colorado, playground of the rich and famous and the West's most elite ski town.  Tracking the lives of immigrant laborers through several years of exhaustive fieldwork and archival digging,The Slums of Aspen tells a story that brings together some of the most pressing social problems of the day: environmental crises, immigration, and social inequality. Park and Pellow demonstrate how these issues are intertwined in the everyday experiences of people who work and liv...

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