By Lorenzo Natali
This e-book brings the visible size of environmental crimes and harms into the sector of eco-friendly criminology. It indicates how photographic pictures offers a way for eliciting narratives from those that dwell in polluted parts – describing intimately and from their viewpoint what they recognize, imagine and suppose in regards to the fact during which they locate themselves dwelling. Natali makes the argument for constructing a visible method for eco-friendly criminology, with a unmarried case-study as its significant concentration, revealing the significance of utilizing picture elicitation to understand and increase the reflexive and energetic position of social actors within the symbolic and social building in their environmental reviews. studying the a number of interactions among the photographs and the phrases used to explain the socio-environmental worlds within which we are living, this publication is a choice to open the eyes of eco-friendly criminology to wider and richer explorations of environmental harms and crimes. An leading edge and fascinating examine, this article is going to be of specific curiosity to students of environmental crime and cultural, eco-friendly and visible criminologies.
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9 These notes include “methodological notes” (reminders, including reinterpretations of the tactics used in the ﬁeld and of the difﬁculties experienced and recorded by the researcher himself/herself) and “theoretical notes” (tools through which the researcher, during his/her work, takes note of the possible development of the concepts and of the hypotheses that he/she is framing) written in the ﬁeld. The photographs presented in the following pages are themselves another way—not discursive but visual—of taking note of the reality encountered.
Kearns’ (2010: 242–243) notion of “contextual understanding” is relevant here: “the goal is to construct an in-depth interpretation of a particular time and place through direct experience. ” 2. For an example of how this might apply in green criminology, see Cianchi (2013: 55–56). 3. Environmental activism, as undertaken by those most involved in promoting a sustainable model of development, starts from the actions and contexts of daily life (Pink 2012b: 5). 4. g. Harper (2012: 39–55); McIntyre (2008: 8–11).
We then arrive at the Punta del Sebo, which, up to the end of the Fifties, was a beach where the inhabitants of Huelva used to bathe and which is now polluted (Fig. 5). For the ﬁrst time, I ﬁnd it hard to breathe. It is difﬁcult to tell if it is due to the strong fumes I have inhaled walking along the industrial plants or if it represents my body’s answer to the menacing presence of what I have seen and perceived as I went by: the massive industrial giants. Here, I understand that what comes into play is not only the sight but also, and above all, the “being in the world,” as the observer is not isolated from the world, but is immersed in it.
A Visual Approach for Green Criminology: Exploring the Social Perception of Environmental Harm by Lorenzo Natali