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New PDF release: Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics

By John Hultgren

ISBN-10: 0816694974

ISBN-13: 9780816694976

ISBN-10: 0816694982

ISBN-13: 9780816694983

How is it that self-identified environmental progressives in the United States can oppose liberalizing immigration regulations? Environmentalism is mostly assumed to be a dedication of the political left and restrictionism a dedication of the ideal. As John Hultgren indicates, the truth is considerably extra advanced. American environmentalists have supported immigration regulations because the flow first all started within the past due 1800s, and anti-immigration arguments proceed to draw vocal adherents between modern mainstream and radical “greens.”

Border partitions long gone Green seeks to give an explanation for those probably paradoxical commitments by means of studying what's really occurring in American debates over the environmental affects of immigration. It makes the case that nature is more and more being deployed as a kind of “walling”—which permits restrictionists to subtly give a boost to territorial limitations and identities with no need to revert to cultural and racial logics which are unpalatable to the political left. From an environmental viewpoint, the site of borders makes little experience; the Mexican panorama close to so much border crossings appears to be like precisely just like the panorama at the American aspect. And the idea that immigrants are one way or the other utilizing up the nation’s common assets and thereby accelerating the degradation of our surroundings easily doesn't delay to scrutiny. So, Hultgren reveals, the well-intentioned efforts of environmentalists to “sustain” the US also are maintaining the belief of the geographical region and in reality helping make stronger exclusionary different types of political community.

How, then, may still socially unsleeping environmentalists continue? Hultgren demonstrates that shut cognizance to the realities of transnational migration can result in a distinct model of socio-ecological activism—one which may be our merely probability to successfully confront the strong forces generating ecological devastation and social injustice.


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