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Dangerous Stories

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines how discourses of individual responsibility and residential choice provided an opportunity for experts to position themselves as informers of responsible choices. Focusing on ... More


Noisome Neighbors

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy's (CCNS) dispute with Orion Refining to illustrate how concerns for community image made previously contested expert knowledge seem ... More


The Battlefront

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book examines the case of New Sarpy, a small Louisiana town, and its dispute with a petroleum refinery over toxic chemicals that the latter released into the air, to demonstrate how experts ... More


From Deliberation to Dialogue

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy's (CCNS) dispute with Orion Refining to illustrate how community–industry dialogue served as a venue for experts not only to demonstrate ... More


Passive Revolution and Resistance

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines how notions of responsible choice, entrepreneurship, and reasoned, egalitarian discussion create significant ambivalences that made it possible for Orion Refining to manipulate ... More


Responsible Refiners

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy's dispute with Orion Refining to illustrate how the association of local facilities with multinational corporations—a facet of ... More


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