8 “Save Ga$. Ride this Bus”: Racialised Poverty, Violence and Climate Change in Urban America

in Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America
Get Access to Full Text

Have an Access Token?

Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.

Help

 

Have Institutional Access?

Login with your institution. Any other coaching guidance?

Connect

Abstract

This project examines the relationship between poverty, violence, race relations and environmental change in the United States today. Focusing on a bus line in Newark, New Jersey, this essay evokes the experience of riding a bus as a platform for studying a host of social and political conflicts that presently unfold in American society. Campaigns prompting people to switch from individual (car) to shared (bus) modes of transportation as a means to avert climate change often mask underlying class divisions and racialised poverty. Engaging the inextricable histories of race, mobility and economic inequality, this essay employs art history and cultural studies to chart how public transportation continues to function as a space in which social and political conflict unfolds.

Table of Contents
Index Card
Metrics

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 370 60 39
Full Text Views 71 66 0
PDF Downloads 9 8 0
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0
Related Content