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Unsettling Revitalization in Toronto: The Fantasy and Apology of the Settler City
At a time when social movements for Indigenous resurgence in Canada are as powerful as ever, and are coupled with state-sponsored reconciliation and recognition efforts (focused primarily on residential schools), it is ...
Climate Justice: Its Meanings, Its Struggles, and Its Prospects Under Liberal Democracy and Capitalism
The term climate justice, despite wide usage, defies easy definition. I argue that in order to appreciate it in its full complexity, climate justice is best understood as a moral framework with 2 facets. Facet 1 allows us ...
Chemical Intimacies and Toxic Publics
In this dissertation, I detail how capitalism has turned pollution into a generally accepted form of violence perpetuated in the name of economic health. Complete with a corps of risk managers and environmental consultants, ...
Speaking with the River: Embodied Encounters and Local Values of the Ro Peas Blancas in Response to Potential Hydroelectric Development in South-Pacific Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, the states decision to approve the construction of two private hydropower dams along the Peas Blancas River is being called into question by local residents and non-governmental agencies who caution against ...