Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Racial Microbiopolitics: Flint Lead Poisoning, Detroit Water Shut Offs, and The "Matter" of Enfleshment

Racial Microbiopolitics: Flint Lead Poisoning, Detroit Water Shut Offs, and The "Matter" of... Chelsea Grimmer Racial Microbiopolitics Flint Lead Poisoning, Detroit Water Shut Os ff , and The “Matter” of Ene fl shment introduCtion: Flint, detroit, and Water reGulation as raCial miCrobiopolitiCs In June 2013, the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) cut off Flint’s water supply in response to the city’s proposal to reportedly save money by switching to The Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA). In the interim, the city made a contract for water with a private engineering firm. The Houst b oas n-ed firm, Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, also had offices in Flint and began using the Flint River water instead of Lake Huron and Detroit River water. Meanwhile, in nearby Detroit and in April 2013, the DWSD entered a “contract with Homrich, a demolition company, to carry out 70,000 shutoffs in 730 days . . . sponsored by Rodney Johnson of Grosse Pointe” (Bellant et al.). The DWSD reportedly initiated this to do damage control over the debt incurred from delinquent water bills. A year later, both Flint and Detroit began experiencing residential push back on the privatized water regulation and shut off processes: in April 2014, residents in Flint began complaining about the water, reporting rashes, and bacteria http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Racial Microbiopolitics: Flint Lead Poisoning, Detroit Water Shut Offs, and The "Matter" of Enfleshment

The Comparatist , Volume 41 – Nov 1, 2017

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-north-carolina-press/racial-microbiopolitics-flint-lead-poisoning-detroit-water-shut-offs-bHHnekApXy
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Copyright
Copyright © Southern Comparative Literature Association.
ISSN
1559-0887

Abstract

Chelsea Grimmer Racial Microbiopolitics Flint Lead Poisoning, Detroit Water Shut Os ff , and The “Matter” of Ene fl shment introduCtion: Flint, detroit, and Water reGulation as raCial miCrobiopolitiCs In June 2013, the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) cut off Flint’s water supply in response to the city’s proposal to reportedly save money by switching to The Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA). In the interim, the city made a contract for water with a private engineering firm. The Houst b oas n-ed firm, Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, also had offices in Flint and began using the Flint River water instead of Lake Huron and Detroit River water. Meanwhile, in nearby Detroit and in April 2013, the DWSD entered a “contract with Homrich, a demolition company, to carry out 70,000 shutoffs in 730 days . . . sponsored by Rodney Johnson of Grosse Pointe” (Bellant et al.). The DWSD reportedly initiated this to do damage control over the debt incurred from delinquent water bills. A year later, both Flint and Detroit began experiencing residential push back on the privatized water regulation and shut off processes: in April 2014, residents in Flint began complaining about the water, reporting rashes, and bacteria

Journal

The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 1, 2017

There are no references for this article.