Entangled Reproduction: Life in the Wastelands of Racial Capitalism

Industries require sites to deposit waste and other toxic matter. In global cities, the majority of pollution is imposed on disadvantaged neighborhoods, adding complex socio-environmental factors to existing social inequalities. This study explores how ongoing exposure to pollution, waste, and toxicity affects reproductive choices, pregnancy outcomes, and parenting practices of communities living near toxic infrastructures in North London. It traces how local environmental movements measure the effects of pollution, and investigates how affected families protect themselves and their children. Producing novel data on environmental pollution and reproduction, this project also formulates a theoretical response to living with toxicity.

(more soon)