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By Lorenzo Natali

This e-book brings the visible measurement of environmental crimes and harms into the sector of eco-friendly criminology. It indicates how photographic photographs delivers a way for eliciting narratives from those that reside in polluted components – describing intimately and from their perspective what they recognize, imagine and think concerning the fact within which they locate themselves residing. Natali makes the argument for constructing a visible technique for eco-friendly criminology, with a unmarried case-study as its important concentration, revealing the significance of utilizing photograph elicitation to understand and increase the reflexive and lively position of social actors within the symbolic and social development in their environmental studies. interpreting the a number of interactions among the photographs 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 interesting learn, this article will be of specific curiosity to students of environmental crime and cultural, eco-friendly and visible criminologies.

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Back where I am staying, I discover that there is a demonstration on behalf of the workers of a firm that has recently shut down, making redundant nearly 200 of them. So I go to the demonstration and take a few photos. Thus, I am immersed in a “here and now” where events continue to happen in a chaotic evolution that I am trying to slow down in order to make visible the connections among the events encountered. Photography is, after all, one of the ways available to a researcher in the field to “slow down” the events and have the “time” to know (Fig.

An attempt to state that meaning would be an attempt to find some familiar (that is, literal) use of words—some sentence which already had a place in the language game—and, to claim that one might just as well have that. But the unparaphrasability of metaphor is just the unsuitability of any such familiar sentence for one’s purpose. ” In the proposed metaphor, “big grey elephants” take the place of the factories found near and around the town of Huelva; the “backyard” suggests a real “organic relationship” with Huelva—one that, surprisingly, is not seen, discussed or addressed.

These “objects” will, in fact, be the result of what was re-created by the researcher in an open dialogue with the observed reality. The subjects encountered during the visual exploration and the interviews do not in fact live within an undifferentiated and abstract space but in a real environment and, in this case, a seriously polluted one. It will be necessary to take these aspects into 36 A VISUAL APPROACH FOR GREEN CRIMINOLOGY account as the polyhedral character of the reality observed is, from this point of view, above all a sensorial multiplicity (see Le Breton 2007 [2006]: XII–XIII).

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