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Arcologies, Eco-shelters and Environmental Exemption: Constructing New Divisions and Inequalities in the Anthropocene

South, Nigel (2019) 'Arcologies, Eco-shelters and Environmental Exemption: Constructing New Divisions and Inequalities in the Anthropocene.' International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 8 (3). ISSN 2202-7998

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Abstract

This article reviews some trends in the sociotechnical development of urban spaces and controlled environments. It provides past and present examples of spatial, volumetric and symbolic constructions that have functioned to enclose or divide before describing a new context of markets that promise to provide habitats or settlements offering ‘environmental exemption’. In other words, this is the ability to pay for access to ‘clean’, ‘green’, ‘pure’ and ‘politically free’ environments. Examples of existing and proposed eco-enclaves of various kinds are given and discussed. The conclusion considers some implications of these possible projects of ‘salvation’ or ‘segregation’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropocene; arcologies; climate change; environmental justice; exclusion; green criminology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 15:15
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25414

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