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The Environment of Justice

David Harvey

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Takes up the issues of social class raised by the environmental justice movement in the US. The discussion begins with the primary issue that has given rise to the movement, namely, the dumping of ... More


International Trash and the Politics of PovertyConceptualizing the Transnational Waste Trade

Emily Brownell

in Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Approaches to International Environmental History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199755356
eISBN:
9780199345090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755356.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores definitions and permutations of the global waste trade and suggests that studying waste offers historians an opportunity to consider the transformation that materials (and ... 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


Mediated Anxieties: Nowhere to Hide

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how a toxic waste threat in one Tokyo hotspot, Kunugiyama, eventually loomed over the entire nation and turned into a toxic pollution scare that shocked Japan and led to ... More


Environmental Spectacle in a Neoliberal Age

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0012
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter shows how media coverage of toxic waste, the Mobro garbage barge, and other environmental problems suggested the limits of free-market fundamentalism and thus encouraged environmental ... More


Growth, Sex, Fertility, and Decline

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how toxic waste issues have triggered anxieties over fertility and family health in Tokyo. It first considers the disconnect between community ideals such as close-knit family ... More


Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Peter C. Little

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of ... More


Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Peter Wynn Kirby

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

What does “environment” really mean in the complex, non-Western milieu of present-day Tokyo? How can anthropology contribute to the technical discussions and quantitative measures typically found in ... More


“We Are Black and White, Rich and Poor”: Crossing Boundaries, Remaking Louisiana

Peggy Frankland

in Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents the stories of six women—Ann Williams, Rose Jackson, Marietta Herr, Ruth Shepherd, Theresa Robert, and Kay Gaudet—set against the backdrop of decades of racial segregation, the ... 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


Congress

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins with a brief history of the roots of contemporary partisanship. It discusses the changes in the rules documented by Ornstein and Mann, updating their statistics to include the ... More


International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Alexander Gillespie

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713456
eISBN:
9780191781896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713456.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This second edition revises this study into the question of why the environment is protected in the international arena. This question is rarely asked because it is assumed that each member of the ... 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


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