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Author Park, Lisa Sun-Hee.

Title The slums of Aspen : immigrants vs. the environment in America's Eden / Lisa Sun-Hee Park and David Naguib Pellow
Published New York : New York University Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 275 pages) : illustrations
Series Nation of newcomers : immigrant history as American history
Nation of newcomers.
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental policy -- Colorado -- Aspen.
Environmentalism -- Political aspects -- Colorado -- Aspen.
Immigrants -- Colorado -- Aspen -- Social conditions.
Aspen (Colo.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Aspen (Colo.) -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Pellow, David N., 1969-
ISBN 0814768040 (electronic bk
0814768652 (electronic bk
9780814768044 (electronic bk
9780814768655 (electronic bk