The Coda summarizes the implications of the study for studies of environmental justice. It argues that combating ecological vulnerability does not require excluding or exacerbating social vulnerabilities and suggests promising developments currently taking place in the Caribbean in this regard. This conclusion also suggests that environmental anthropology needs to include the study of urban areas, as persistent city–nature dichotomies have informed the (non-urban) priorities and field sites of researchers. In addition, urban anthropology must pay more attention to the importance of the social production of nature and the environment to city life, and the role of environmental issues in structuring urban inequalities. Both fields can benefit from a focus on the lasting effects of colonialism, tracing the roots of patterns of socio-ecological thought and practice in natural and urban landscapes.
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