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The slums of Aspen [electronic resource] : immigrants vs. the environment in America's Eden / Lisa Sun-Hee Park and David Naguib Pellow.

By: Park, Lisa Sun-Hee.
Contributor(s): Pellow, David N, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Nation of newcomers: Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (ix, 275 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780814768044 (electronic bk.); 0814768040 (electronic bk.); 9780814768655 (electronic bk.); 0814768652 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Aspen (Colo.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy | Emigration and immigration -- Environmental aspects | Environmental policy -- Colorado -- Aspen | Environmentalism -- Political aspects -- Colorado -- Aspen | Aspen (Colo.) -- Race relations | Immigrants -- Colorado -- Aspen -- Social conditions | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Slums of Aspen.DDC classification: 305.9/069120978843 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: environmental privilege in the Rocky Mountains -- The logic of Aspen -- The ultimate elite retreat -- Living in someone else's paradise -- Anti-immigrant fervor and the environmental movement -- Advocacy and social justice workers -- Conclusion: from dreams of privilege to visions of justice.
Summary: Environmentalism 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 immigra
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: environmental privilege in the Rocky Mountains -- The logic of Aspen -- The ultimate elite retreat -- Living in someone else's paradise -- Anti-immigrant fervor and the environmental movement -- Advocacy and social justice workers -- Conclusion: from dreams of privilege to visions of justice.

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Environmentalism 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 immigra

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