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No 1 (2018): Abolishing Carceral Society, 240-247

Toward an Abolition Ecology

December 1, 2018


Abolitionist politics continue to evolve in response to the ways racial capitalism exploits, oppresses and commits violence through uneven racial development. As environmental relations have always been part of this, in this short essay, Nik Heynen starts to grapple with what an “abolition ecology” would look like

Author Biography

Nik Heynen is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Georgia. His research utilizes a combined urban political ecology/urban political economy framework to investigate how economic, political and cultural processes contribute to the production of inequality and uneven racial development. His research interests relate to the analysis of how social power relationships, including class, race, and gender are inscribed in the transformation of urban nature, space, and social reproduction.