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Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Bryan T. McNeil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on powerful personal testimonies of the hazards of mountaintop removal in southern West Virginia, this book critically examines the fierce conflicts over this violent and increasingly ... More


Welcome to Coal River

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the rise of mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) and the uproar that accompanied it both in West Virginia and in Coal River. The conditions that facilitated MTR in the late ... More


The Chase

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the bureaucratic maze of state regulations that community activists face. It quickly becomes clear that procedures within the state Department of Environmental Protection funnel ... More


Whose Development Is It?

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes how West Virginia's economic development policies and practices, built on neoliberal influences, systematically favor the coal industry and fail to create a diverse economy or ... More


Conclusion: John Henry, Efficiency, and Community

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the origin of the John Henry legend and how it has been attributed to West Virginia around the time railroads expanded into the new frontier, seeking the region's rich raw ... More


Disappearing Acts: Organizational Invisibility in Times of Opportunity

Ashley Currier

in Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the missed political opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists in Namibia and South West Africa. South African LGBT movement organizations ... More


“Learning to Do the West Oakland Dip”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents Richard Aoki’s life growing up in the Cold War period in Black West Oakland and in a household predominated by men. Even before graduating from high school, Richard rushed to ... More


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