Ashley Dawson

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(Dawson, Ashley) Ashley Dawson is Professor of English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dawson’s published works include Extinction: A Radical History, The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature, and Mongrel Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain. In Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso) argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion’s share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. As much a harrowing study as a call to arms Extreme Cities is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world.