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Defining Environmental Justice in the USA

David Schlosberg

in Defining Environmental Justice: Theories, Movements, and Nature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286294
eISBN:
9780191713323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286294.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the definitions of justice by both academics of, and groups within, the environmental justice movement in the US. After a brief description of the types of groups and ... More


Communicative Practices and Communicative Demands in the Environmental Justice Movement

David Schlosberg

in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256419
eISBN:
9780191600203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256411.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

An exploration is made of how the environmental justice movement in the United States has taken on some of the communicative and participatory demands and practices of critical pluralism. The ... More


Environmental Justice and the Prospects for a Critical Pluralism

David Schlosberg

in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256419
eISBN:
9780191600203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256411.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In concluding the book, this chapter begins an evaluation of critical pluralism in practice – begins because both critical pluralism and the environmental justice movement are young, and a thorough ... More


Introduction

David M. Konisky

in Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028837
eISBN:
9780262327138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028837.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The first chapter of the book introduces the subject of environmental justice, and then presents the main question analyzed throughout the rest of the book: did the federal environmental justice ... More


The Molecular is Political

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/9780520275171.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 6 considers how environmental justice activists perceive the ascendance of research on gene-environment interaction. This chapteropens with a case study of a 2002 court case-Tamiko Jones, et ... More


The Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Inequality

David M. Konisky

in Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028837
eISBN:
9780262327138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028837.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 2 provides a historical overview of the political, social, and academic roots of the federal government’s environmental justice policy activities. The chapter begins with the case of the ... More


The Ethic We Need: Tilling and Keeping

Larry L. Rasmussen

in Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199917006
eISBN:
9780199980314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917006.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

“Planetary health is primary; human well-being is derivative.” (T. Berry) This chapter demonstrates religious ethics in a new key. It does so by centering planetary health and by showing how human ... More


Transportation and environmental justice

Lori G. Kennedy

in Running on empty: Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345707
eISBN:
9781447303282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Part Three of this book is a reflection of Part Two in the US context. This chapter discusses the way in which transport inequalities have moved to the forefront of the US transport-policy agenda in ... More


‘Killing yourself is no way to make a living’: environmental justice in the United States

Karen Bell

in Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

No discussion of how to achieve environmental justice would be complete without reference to the United States, the birthplace of the concept and what has become known as the ‘environmental justice ... More


Identity and Participation in the Environmental Justice Movement1

Yvonne A. Braun

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 4 examines the second micro-level factor influencing social movement participation: identity. Of the small proportion of local citizens who are involved in the coalfield environmental justice ... More


Becoming, and Un-Becoming, an Activist

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

There were five non-activist Photovoice participants who, during the course of the Photovoice project, became involved with the environmental justice movement. Chapter 10 reveals the events and ... More


‘The world has been deceived’: environmental justice in the Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Karen Bell

in Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The concept of environmental justice came relatively recently to the Republic of Korea (henceforth, South Korea), developing out of mainstream environmentalism, which began in the 1980s. Unlike ... More


“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


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


Who Are the Experts of Environmental Health Justice?

Scott Frickel

in Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015790
eISBN:
9780262298407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015790.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the experts of environmental health justice with special reference to Marvin Legator. It presents a brief overview on the life and work of Legator and examines his ... More


Contextualizing the Case: Central Appalachia1

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 1 begins with a description of the historical roots of exploitation in Central Appalachia, revealing how the economic, political, and social structures of the region have long been influenced ... More


Summary of Part I

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 7 provides a transition between Part I and Part II of the book, beginning with a summary of the four factors described in Part I that were found to inhibit local residents’ participation in ... More


Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Carolyn Finney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614489
eISBN:
9781469614502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614489.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? This study looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice ... More


Bridging Movements with Technologies for the Ecological Self

Christina Holmes

in Ecological Borderlands: Body, Nature, and Spirit in Chicana Feminism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040542
eISBN:
9780252098987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040542.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book draws together different movements, such as the environmental justice movement, ecofeminist activism, and ... More


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