Book , Print in English

Is racism an environmental threat?

Ghassan Hage.
  • Malden, MA : Polity, 2017.
  • xi, 145 pages ; 19 cm.
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Summary
  • "The ecological crisis is the most overwhelming to have ever faced humanity and its consequences permeate every domain of life. This trenchant book examines its relation to Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today, showing how both share roots in domination, colonialism and the logics of capitalism. Ghassan Hage proposes that both racism and humanity?s destructive relationship with the environment emanate from the same mode of inhabiting the world. In this process of domestication, an occupying force imposes its own interest as law, subordinating others for the extraction of value, eradicating or exterminating what gets in the way. In connecting these two issues, Hage gives voice to the claim taking shape in many activist spaces that anti-racist and ecological struggles are intrinsically related. In each the aim is to move beyond what makes us see otherness, whether human or non-human, as something that exists solely to be managed"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Islamophobia and the becoming-wolf of the Muslim other
  • Islamophobia and the dynamics of ecological and colonial overexploitation
  • The elementary structures of generalized domestication
  • Conclusion : negotiating the wolf.
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  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction 1. Islamophobia and the becoming-wolf of the Muslim other 2. Islamophobia and the dynamics of ecological and colonial over-exploitaion 3. The elementary structures of generalized domestication Conclusion: Negotiating the wolf.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-141) and index.
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ISBN
  • 9780745692265 (hardback)
  • 0745692265 (hardback)
  • 9780745692272 (paperback)
  • 0745692273 (paperback)
  • Alternate version: 9780745692296
Identifying numbers
  • 40027275941
  • LCCN: 2016041398
  • OCLC: 962233168
  • OCLC: 962233168