Slow violence because it is so readily ignored by a hard charging capitalism exacerbates the vulnerability of ecosystems and of people who are poor disempowered and often involuntarily displaced while fueling social conflicts that arise from desperation as life sustaining conditions erode. The previously published sections of slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor placed nixon in the vanguard of a movement to make ecocriticism and environmentalism more attuned to imperialism past and present to related global injustices and to postcolonial literatures. 4 slow violence gender and the environmentalism of the poor pp 128 149 kenyas green belt movement cofounded by wangari maathai serves as an animating instance of environmental activism among poor communities who have mobilized against slow violence in this case the gradual violence of deforestation and soil erosion. 4 slow violence gender and the environmentalism of the poor 128 5 unimagined communities megadams monumental modernity and developmental refugees 150 6 stranger in the eco village race tourism and environmental time 175 7 ecologies of the aftermath precision warfare and slow violence 199
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