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Introduction: Sacrificial Land

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter overviews the history of uranium mining, focusing on the human and environmental health problems that resulted from the uranium industry. The chapter also introduces the book’s primary ... More


Roxbury, Massachusetts: Direct Action Civics and Biodefense

Thomas D. Beamish

in Community at Risk: Biodefense and the Collective Search for Security

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804784429
eISBN:
9780804794657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784429.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Chapter 4 relates response in Roxbury, Massachusetts—a section of Boston where a group formed in opposition to Boston University’s bid to host an NBL. Civic partisans there invoked a direct action ... More


Nightmare on Eno Road: Poisoned Water and Toxic Racism in Dickson, Tennessee

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how incompetent government response to disasters endangers the health and safety of African Americans by focusing on the case of the town of Dickson in Tennessee. Dickson is the ... More


Social Justice

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter continues the effort to construct an overall normative frame for distinguishing land use from land abuse. It takes up elements of social justice, defined more broadly than typically done ... More


The Wrong Complexion for Protection: Response to Toxic Contamination

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the government's response to toxic contamination in African American communities and the health consequences for the residents of those communities. It begins with an overview ... More


North Central, South Side: Postwar Ecologies in Niedecker and Brooks

Margaret Ronda

in Remainders: American Poetry at Nature's End

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603141
eISBN:
9781503604896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603141.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The opening chapter reads two mid-century poets, Lorine Niedecker and Gwendolyn Brooks, as chroniclers of socioecological transition in the immediate postwar period. While environmental historians ... More


Urban Naturalisms

Rivke Jaffe

in Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190273583
eISBN:
9780190273620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273583.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter concentrates on the role of pollution in constructing and naturalizing urban inequalities, connecting concepts of cultural pollution to the distribution of material pollution and ... More


Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Traci Brynne Voyles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Wastelanding tells the history of the uranium industry on Navajo land in the U.S. Southwest, asking why certain landscapes and the peoples who inhabit them come to be targeted for disproportionate ... More


Mexican Workers and Life in South Chicago

Michael Innis-Jiménez

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

By recognizing and not underestimating the significance of everyday forms of resistance and the politics of culture, as well as institutions and organizations not normally seen as vehicles for ... More


Divergent Paths: In which some women focus on other things

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on how after the group’s trip to Washington, participants went on divergent paths, focusing their energies on different tasks and activities depending on where they were located ... More


Hot Spots: Justice, Power, and Gender in the Radioactive Present

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In cases of environmental injustice, impacts of toxins on human health often impact men and women differently due to different social roles and physical locations. This chapter explores these ... More


Monsters and Mountains: Competing Geographies of Uranium

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In the eastern reaches of Navajo country, mining and milling escalated through the 1970s, as did the risks for the environment and human health. The nation’s largest accidental release of radioactive ... More


Conclusion: Zombie Mines

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

As debates over uranium mining continue to influence mining and land policy in the southwest, the history of uranium mining and its impact on Diné people and land becomes even more urgent. In this ... More


Empty Except for Indians: Early Impressions of Navajo Rangeland

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

While uranium mining did not get underway on Navajo land until the mid-1940s, this chapter begins in the late 1920s, looking to the ways in which federal discourse about the reservation as a ... More


Prospecting for Magic Ore in America’s New Frontier

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

When the uranium boom commenced in earnest in the early 1950s, Navajo country quickly became a focal point for both the federal government and private prospectors. This chapter investigates the years ... More


The Big Hurt: Boom and Bust on Contested Ground

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Cycles of boom and bust are often the most detrimental impacts of mining on rural communities; in New Mexico, activists have sought over the course of four decades to interrupt these detrimental boom ... More


Introduction: Finding Pinhook

David Todd Lawrence and Elaine J. Lawless

in When They Blew the Levee: Race, Politics, and Community in Pinhook, Missouri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817730
eISBN:
9781496817778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817730.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Introduction provides an overview of what happened in southern Missouri in 2011 when the Army Corps of Engineers breached the levee at the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in Mississippi County. ... More


Cowboys and Indians in Navajo Country

Traci Brynne Voyles

in Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692644
eISBN:
9781452950778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692644.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Multiple narratives have sought to explain the relationship between uranium mining and human history. This chapter focuses on that of Paddy Martinez, a Navajo who discovered New Mexico’s biggest ... More


Surviving the Summer

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

African Americans’ exclusion from public beaches and swimming pools created a public health crisis in southern cities and towns, as each summer shockingly high numbers of black children drowned while ... More


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