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Planetary specters : race, migration, and climate change in the twenty-first century / Neel Ahuja.

Author/creator Ahuja, Neel, 1980- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2021]
Copyright Notice © 2021
Description210 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Variant title Race, migration, and climate change in the 21st century
Contents Introduction: The specter of insecurity -- Race, insecurity, and the invention of the climate migrant -- The changing wealth of nations: Oil, labor, and racial capitalism -- From insecurity to adaptation: Bangladesh, human capital, and the figure of the climate refugee -- Weather as war: Race, disability, and environmental determinism in the Syrian climate war thesis -- Conclusion.
Abstract "Neel Ahuja traces the development of "climate migrant" discourses in public media and policy over the past decade, arguing that journalists, security experts, politicians, and NGOs have often oversimplified climate change and obfuscated the complex processes that have led to mass and supposedly environmental-change driven migration. To understand the systemic reasons for mass migration, Ahuja argues, it is necessary to reframe climate disaster as interlinked with the history of capitalism and the global politics of race, wherein climate change exacerbates existing issues such as land displacement, labor exploitation, debt finance, and pollution"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2021007907
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ISBNelectronic book
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