Domicide: The Global Destruction of Home

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2001 - Science - 283 pages
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Media reports describing the destruction of people's homes, for reasons ranging from ethnic persecution to the perceived need for a new airport or highway, are all too familiar. The planned destruction of homes affects millions of people globally; places destroyed range in scale from single dwellings to entire homelands. Domicide tells how and why the powerful destroy homes that happen to be in the way of corporate, political, and bureaucratic projects. Too frequently, this destruction is justified as being in the public interest.
Douglas Porteous and Sandra Smith begin their analysis by examining just how important home is to human life and community. Using a multitude of case studies of displacement, they derive a theoretical framework that addresses the motives for, methods, and effects of domicide. Two case studies of resettlement resulting from hydro-electric power development in British Columbia are used to test this framework. Porteous and Smith assess the implications of loss of home, evaluate current efforts at mitigation, suggest better policies to alleviate the suffering of the dispossessed, and – as a last resort – urge resistance against unacceptable projects.
  

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Contents

Introducing Domicide
3
A Landscape of the Heart 2 4
24
Landscapes of Violence
64
Landscapes of Cruelty
106
The Columbia River Basin
151
The Nature of Domicide 182
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About the author (2001)

Porteous is professor of geography at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He has published eleven books on urban planning and the environment.

Smith is adjunct assistant professor of geography at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and works as a consultant in water management.

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