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Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology

The Politics of Palm Oil Harm

A Green Criminological Perspective

Authors: Mol, Hanneke

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  • Provides a thorough and stimulating contribution to the critical analysis and theorization of harm
  • Offers a unique, in-depth, ethnographic study of an environmental issue in South America
  • Enhances criminological understanding of the power dynamics that draw and keep in place the boundaries between legal harm, tolerated illegal harm, and non-tolerated illegal harm
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This book examines the politics of harm in the context of palm oil production in Colombia, with a primary focus on the Pacific coast region. Globally, the palm oil industry is associated with practices that fit the most conventional definitions and perceptions of crime, but also crucially, forms of social and environmental harm that do not fit strictly legalistic definitions and understandings of crime. Drawing on rich field-based data from the region, Mol contributes empirically to an awareness of the constructions, practices, and the lived and perceived realities of harm related to palm oil production. She advances criminological debate around ‘harm’ by putting forward a theoretical and analytical approach that redirects the debate from a central concern with the academic contestedness of harm within criminology, towards a focus on the ‘on-the-ground’ contestedness of palm oil-related harm in Colombia. Detailed analysis and arresting conclusions ensure this book will be of great interest to students and scholars in the fields of Green and Critical Criminology, Environmental Sociology, and International and Critical Development Studies.

About the authors

Hanneke Mol is a Research Fellow in Environmental Justice at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She is co-editor of the books: Environmental Crime in Latin America: The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land (Palgrave, 2017) and Introducción a la Criminología Verde: Conceptos para nuevos horizontes y diálogos socioambientales (Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Antonio Nariño, 2017).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Softcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Palm Oil Harm
Book Subtitle
A Green Criminological Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55378-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55378-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55377-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85644-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 245
Number of Illustrations
7 illustrations in colour
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