By Lorenzo Natali
This booklet brings the visible size of environmental crimes and harms into the sector of eco-friendly criminology. It exhibits how photographic pictures gives you a way for eliciting narratives from those that dwell in polluted parts – describing intimately and from their viewpoint what they be aware of, imagine and believe in regards to the fact during which they locate themselves residing. Natali makes the argument for constructing a visible method for eco-friendly criminology, with a unmarried case-study as its principal concentration, revealing the significance of utilizing picture elicitation to understand and increase the reflexive and lively position of social actors within the symbolic and social building in their environmental studies. studying the a number of interactions among the pictures and the phrases used to explain the socio-environmental worlds within which we are living, this ebook is a decision to open the eyes of eco-friendly criminology to wider and richer explorations of environmental harms and crimes. An leading edge and fascinating learn, 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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1057/978-1-137-54668-5_4 51 52 A VISUAL APPROACH FOR GREEN CRIMINOLOGY attention was focused on the environmental harm and its visual traces and, after this phase, I had many photographs—and many questions. Indeed, the visual data one collects offer a considerable amount of information, while still posing many questions, and reveal much about the “objects” observed and “caught” in precise contexts. ” Thus, the images captured during the visual exploration stage were still too “silent”: they did not retain (or reveal) the meaning of an event or place.
Stories aid the seekers of comprehension by separating the relevant from the irrelevant, actions from their settings, the plot from its background [ . . ]. It is the mission of stories to select, and it is in their nature to include through exclusion and to illuminate through casting shadows. It is a grave misunderstanding, and injustice, to blame stories for favouring one part of the stage while neglecting another. Without selection there would be no story. 14. On this aspect see Natali (in press).
Does it cross nation-state boundaries? ; (4) what is the temporal frame within which the consequences of the harm can be analysed—immediate, delayed or intergenerational? 14 As we will discover in the coming chapters, the use of qualitative interviews, carried out in such a way as to promote an interaction with historical images, witnessing a lost “before,” will help to re-examine signiﬁcant events in the light of narratives—for us, those of the environmental victims of polluted places—that will introduce a new understanding of the situation observed.