This book offers a post-structuralist critique of the problems associated with modernist accounts of environmental harm and regulation. Through a notably detailed micro-political analysis of forest conflict, the author explores the limits of academic commentary on environmental issues and suggests that the traditional variables of political economy, race and gender need to be recast in light of four key modalities through which 'the environment' and 'environmental damage' are (re)produced. Focusing on vision, speed, lexicon and affect, the book engages a new ethic for categorizing and regulating 'nature' and challenges criminologists, sociologists, cultural theorists and others to reconsider what it is possible to say and do about environmental problems.

chapter |7 pages


part |86 pages

Part A

chapter 2|16 pages

Environment and Criminological Thought

chapter 4|14 pages

Event, Method, Lexicon

part |131 pages

Part B

chapter 5|38 pages

Becoming Known

chapter 6|25 pages

Becoming Forest

chapter 7|65 pages

Becoming Contested

part |31 pages

Part C

chapter 8|23 pages

On the Unsaid: Text, Nature(s), Damage

chapter |5 pages