Green Cultural Criminology
Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism and Resistance to Ecocide
Routledge – 2013 – 176 pages
Over the last two decades, "green criminology" has emerged as a unique area of study, bringing together criminologists and sociologists from a wide range of research backgrounds and varying theoretical orientations. It spans the micro to the macro—from individual-level environmental crimes and victimization to business/corporate violations and state transgressions. There have been few attempts, however, to explicitly or implicitly integrate cultural criminology into green criminology (or vice versa).
This book moves towards articulating a green cultural criminological perspective. Brisman and South examine existing overlapping research and offer a platform to support future excursions by green criminologists into cultural criminology’s concern with media images and representations, consumerism and consumption, and resistance. At the same time, they offer an invitation to cultural criminologists to adopt a green view of the consumption landscape and the growth (and depictions) of environmental harms.
Green Cultural Criminology is aimed at students, academics, criminologists and sociologists with an interest in green criminology and cultural criminology: two of the most exciting new areas in criminology today.
"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: greening criminology and connecting to the cultural 2. Overview of cultural criminology 3. A green field for cultural criminology 4. Constructions of Environmental Harm 5. Consumption, environment, health and happiness 6. Marketing and consuming nature and the natural: water, quarantine and infantilisation 7. Resistance to Environmental Harm 8. Conclusion and Future Directions.
Avi Brisman (MFA, JD, PhD) is an assistant professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY (USA). His writing has appeared in such journals as Crime, Law and Social Change, Crime Media Culture, Critical Criminology, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice and Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, Race and Justice, Theoretical Criminology, and Western Criminology Review, among others. He has co-edited the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology (2013) with Professor Nigel South of the University of Essex, as well as Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues with Professor South and Professor Rob White of the University of Tasmania (Ashgate, 2014).
Nigel South is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology. He serves on several editorial boards and is the European Editor of Critical Criminology. In 2013 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology, Division on Critical Criminology.