Green Cultural Criminology
Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide
To Be Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages
Over the last two decades, "green criminology" has emerged as a unique area of study, bringing together criminologists possessing a wide range of research interests and varying theoretical orientations, spanning the micro to the macro, from work on individual-level environmental crimes to business/corporate violations to state transgressions. There has been little work however attempting to explicitly or implicitly integrate cultural criminology into green criminology.
This book moves towards articulating a theory of green cultural criminology. Brisman and South examine existing overlapping research and offer a platform to support future excursions by green criminologists into cultural criminology’s concern with "culture" and offer an invitation to cultural criminologists to adopt a green view of the consumption landscape and the growth of environmental harms.
"Written by world leading experts, this book makes a substantial original contribution to green cultural criminology – a new exciting multi-disciplinary field of international scholarship. I would recommend this book to students, practitioners, academics and policy makers with an interest in eco-cide and eco-justice."
Kerry Carrington, Queensland University of Technology
1. Introduction, Part I: Culture, environment and place: perspectives from cultural and green criminologies, 2. Overview of cultural criminology, 3. Overview of green criminology, 4. A green field for cultural criminology Part Two: Green criminology, forms of consumption and cultural critiques, 5. The mediated representation of "environmental crime,", 6. Civic contradictions and criminalisation in the management of everyday life, 7. The impact of late modern consumer culture on natural and built environment(s), 8. Ways in which environmental harms resisted on the streets and in the day-to-day, 9. Future Directions, 10. Conclusion
Avi Brisman is Assistant Professor at the School of Justice Studies in the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University, USA.
Nigel South is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Essex.