Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change

Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change

by Robert Gottlieb
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262072106

ISBN-13: 9780262072106

Pub. Date: 02/05/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

In Environmentalism Unbound, Robert Gottlieb proposes a new strategy for social and environmental change that involves reframing and linking the movements for environmental justice and pollution prevention. According to Gottlieb, the environmental movement's narrow conception of environment has isolated it from vital issues of everyday life, such as workplace safety,

Overview

In Environmentalism Unbound, Robert Gottlieb proposes a new strategy for social and environmental change that involves reframing and linking the movements for environmental justice and pollution prevention. According to Gottlieb, the environmental movement's narrow conception of environment has isolated it from vital issues of everyday life, such as workplace safety, healthy communities, and food security, that are often viewed separately as industrial, community, or agricultural concerns. This fragmented approach prevents an awareness of how these issues are also environmental issues.

After tracing a history of environmental perspectives on land and resources, city and countryside, and work and industry, Gottlieb focuses on three compelling examples of this new approach to social and environmental change. The first involves a small industry (dry cleaning) and the debate over pollution prevention approaches; the second involves a set of products (janitorial cleaning supplies) that may be hazardous to workers; and the third explores the obstacles and opportunities presented by community or regional approaches to food supply in the face of an increasingly globalized food system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262072106
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/05/2001
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: Common Visions and Strategies for Changeix
IBreaking Boundaries1
1Environmentalism Bounded: Discourse and Action3
2Livable Regions and Cleaner Production: Linking Environmental Justice and Pollution Prevention47
IIExploring Pathways99
3Dry Cleaning's Dilemma and Opportunity: Overcoming Chemical Dependencies and Creating a Community of Interests101
4Janitors and Justice: Industry Restructuring, Chemical Exposures, and Redefining Work145
5Global, Local, and Food Insecure: The Restructuring of the Food System181
6The Politics of Food: Agendas and Movements for Change227
7Pathways to Change: A Conclusion273
Notes289
Index381

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