I read Rob Nixon’s engrossing and appalling book from the perspective of an historian who works on law. It opened to me an immense range of scholarship and activism of which I was only tangentially aware. But it also has themes that resonated, on almost every page, with things I study. Law certainly appears in the book. Here I want here to emphasize its importance to his argument, and to widen the discussion of chronologies.
Hay, Doug, "Slow Violence, Law, and History" (2013). All Papers. 318.
Paper presented at Osgoode Hall Law School.