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“Toxicology Is a Political Science”

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 1 provides a map of key environmental health research and regulatory institutions, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Toxicology Program ... More


The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health

Jennifer Thomson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651996
eISBN:
9781469651668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651996.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Health figures centrally in late twentieth-century environmental activism. There are many competing claims about the health of ecosystems, the health of the planet, and the health of humans, yet ... More


Environmental Contamination, Health Studies, and Mitigation Politics

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Drawing from interviews, archival materials, public meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, the second chapter documents the history of the discovery of, and efforts to remediate environmental ... More


Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, and the Three Bodies of a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The first chapter introduces the Superfund process, and describes how concepts and theories around environmental justice and political ecology need to be framed with an understanding of settler ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Thomson

in The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651996
eISBN:
9781469651668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651996.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The introductory chapter reinterprets Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) and its historiographical legacy. It begins with an exploration of lay and expert conceptualizations of the relationship ... More


The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Elizabeth Hoover takes us deep into Akwesasne—an indigenous community in upstate New York—the remarkable community that partnered with scientists and developed grassroots programs to fight the ... More


“We’re Not Going to Be Guinea Pigs”: Lessons from Community-Based Participatory Research

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Rooted in interview material with scientists, field workers and study participants, as well as the literatures of citizen science, CBPR, and study report-back, the third chapter discusses the ... More


The thin ice of simplicity in environmental and conservation assessments

Moana McClellan and Ian Davies

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter asks whether environmental and human health are well served by the creation and use of simple indices, such as the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool and the ... More


PCBs and Thrifty Genes: Broadening the Scope of Illness Explanation

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The fifth chapter explores the ways in which Akwesasne community members conceptualize the environmental, social, and physiological origins of diabetes, placing the blame not just on individual ... More


Highlighting Resilience: Individual, Social, and Political Resurgence and Survivance

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The book’s conclusion highlights how Akwesasro:non suggestions for ways to improve environmental health research and health care can be framed through a model of three bodies: the individual, social, ... More


Driving Tour through the Political and Environmental History of Akwesasne

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 1 lays out the history of this community in the context of a driving tour, using landmarks along the main thoroughfare to discuss relevant points in Akwesasne’s history to illustrate the ... More


Contamination, Convenience, and a Changing Food Culture

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Prior to the discovery of contamination in the river, Akwesasne relied on fishing and farming to sustain food needs and the local economy. The fourth chapter focuses on changes in food culture in ... More


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