The nutmeg's curse : parables for a planet in crisis
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Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
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Book
ISBN
9780226815459, 0226815455
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Amherst Jones Library - Lower Level363.7387 GhoshAvailable
Athol Public Library - Adult363.738 GHAvailable
Barre Woods Memorial Library - Adult General363.73 GHOAvailable
Chicopee Main Library - Nonfiction (Lower Level)363.7387 GHOSHAvailable
East Longmeadow Public Library - Second Floor363.73 GHOAvailable
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Published
Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
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339 pages : black and white illustrations, black and white maps ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780226815459, 0226815455

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis frames climate change and the Anthropocene as the culmination of a history that begins with the discovery of the New World and of the sea route to the Indian Ocean. Ghosh makes the case that the political dynamics of climate change today are rooted in the centuries-old geopolitical order that was constructed by Western colonialism. This argument is set within a broader narrative about human entanglements with botanical matter-spices, tea, sugarcane, opium, and fossil fuels-and the continuities that bind human history with these earthly materials. Ghosh also writes explicitly against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests, and international immigration debates, among other pressing issues, framing these ongoing crises in a new way by showing how the colonialist extractive mindset is directly connected to the deep inequality we see around us today"--,Provided by publisher.

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