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The Slums of Aspen : Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden / Lisa Sun-Hee Park, David N. Pellow.

Author/Creator:
Park, Lisa Sun-Hee author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 5 black and white illustrations
Series:
Nation of Nations ; 2
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Emigration and immigration -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental policy -- Colorado -- Aspen.
Environmentalism -- Political aspects -- Colorado -- Aspen.
Immigrants -- Social conditions -- Colorado -- Aspen.
Immigrants -- Colorado -- Aspen -- Social conditions.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Winner, Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, presented by the Environment & Technology section of the American Sociological AssociationEnvironmentalism 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 live in this wealthy tourist community. Offering a new understanding of a little known class of the super-elite, of low-wage immigrants (mostly from Latin America) who have become the foundation for service and leisure in this famous resort, and of the recent history of the ski industry, Park and Pellow expose the ways in which Colorado boosters have reshaped the landscape and altered ecosystems in pursuit of profit and pleasure. Of even greater urgency, they frame how environmental degradation and immigration reform have become inextricably linked in many regions of the American West, a dynamic that interferes with the efforts of valorous environmental causes, often turning away from conservation and toward insidious racial privilege.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1 The Logic of Aspen
2 The Ultimate Elite Retreat
3 Living in Someone Else's Paradise
4 Nativism and the Environmental Movement
5 Advocacy and Social Justice Workers
Conclusion
Notes on Our Research Methods
Notes
References
Index
About the Authors
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
Pellow, David N., author., Author,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780814768044
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9780814768044 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.