LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS: HUMAN RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, SECOND EDITION / Edition 2

LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS: HUMAN RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, SECOND EDITION / Edition 2

by Barbara Rose Johnston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1598743384

ISBN-13: 9781598743388

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first edition of Life and Death Matters was a breakthrough text, centralizing the experiences of those on the front lines of environmental crises and forging new paradigms for understanding how crises emerge and how different groups of actors respond to them. This second edition, fully updated with both expanded and new chapters, once again provides a benchmark

Overview

The first edition of Life and Death Matters was a breakthrough text, centralizing the experiences of those on the front lines of environmental crises and forging new paradigms for understanding how crises emerge and how different groups of actors respond to them. This second edition, fully updated with both expanded and new chapters, once again provides a benchmark for the field and opens important pathways for further research. Authors reassess the state of scholarship and grassroots activism in a new century when social and environmental systems are being reconceptualised within post-9/11 security and biosecurity frameworks, when global warming and resource scarcity are not fears but realities, when global power and politics are being realigned, and when ecocide, ethnocide, and genocide are daily tragedies. This bold new edition of Life and Death Matters will be a widely used textbook and essential reading for students, scholars, and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598743388
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Edition description:
2
Pages:
487
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Chapter 1 Human Rights, Environmental Quality, and Social Justice Barbara Rose Johnston 9

Part I Economic Development

Chapter 2 Distant Processes: The Global Economy and Outer Island Development in Indonesia Lorraine V. Aragon 29

Chapter 3 Uncommon Property Rights in Southwest China 55

Section I Lindsey Swope Margaret Byrne Swain Fuquan Yang Jack D. Ives 55

Section II Civil Society and Environment in China Bryan Tilt 62

Snapshot: China Ecocities.doc-Huangbaiyu: Eco-Cities in the Chinese Countryside Shannon May 77

Part II Biodiversity: Preserving What, for Whom?

Chapter 4 African Wildlife: Conservation and Conflict Robert K. Hitchcock 81

Chapter 5 Nature, Development, and Culture in the Zambezi Valley Bill Derman 101

Part III Mineral Wealth versus Biotic Health

Chapter 6 The Master Thief: Gold Mining and Mercury Contamination in the Amazon Leslie E. Sponsel 125

Chapter 7 War on Subsistence: Mining Rights at Crandon/Mole Lake Wisconsin Al Gedicks 151

Part IV Agriculture and Agri-Conflict

Chapter 8 Purity and Danger: Regulating Organic Farming Valerie Wheeler Peter Esainko 181

Chapter 9 Resource Access, Environmental Struggles, and Human Rights in Honduras James Phillips 209

Snapshot: The Human Right to Eat: Agro-Profiteering and Predictable Food Scarcity Joan P. Mencher 233

Part V Development, Degradation, and Conflict

Chapter 10 Mass Tourism on the Mexican Caribbean: Pervasive Changes, Profound Consequences Oriol Pi-Sunyer R. Brooke Thomas 237

Chapter 11 Mexico's Second Institutionalized Revolution: Origins and Impacts of the Chiapas Declarations David Stea Camilo Perez Bustillo Betse Davies Silvia Elguea 263

Part VI Postwar Matters

Chapter 12 Life and Death Matters in Eritrean Repatriation Lucia Ann McSpadden 285

Chapter 13 Environmental Justice, Health, and Safety in Urban South Africa: Alexandra Township Revisited Ben Wisner 311

Chapter 14 Health, Human Rights, and War: Structural Violence, Armed Conflict, and Human Health in the Andes Tom Leatherman 333

Snapshot: Sudan: War and Political Violence Are Destructive to Life and Health Ellen Gruenbaum 349

Snapshot: Considering the Human Health Consequences of War in Iraq Marcia C. Inhorn 351

Part VII Problems That Push the Parameters of Time and Space

Chapter 15 Radiation Communities: Fighting for Justice for the Marshall Islands Holly M. Barker 357

Chapter 16 Complex Problems and No Clear Solutions: Radiation Victimization in Russia Paula Garb 381

Snapshot: Building a Clean, Green Nuclear Machine? Barbara Rose Johnston 407

Chapter 17 Climate Change, Culture Change, and Human Rights in Northeastern Siberia Susan A. Crate 413

Snapshot: Climate Change and the Small Island Experience Holly M. Barker 427

Snapshot: Beset by Offsets: Carbon Offset Chains and Human Rights Abuses Melissa Checker 431

Chapter 18 Water and Human Rights Barbara Rose Johnston 443

Snapshot: From Ecological Disaster to Constitutional Crisis: Dams on Brazil's Xingu River Terence Turner 454

Snapshot: Dam legacies: Guatemala's Chixoy Dam-Affected communities Barbara Rose Johnston 460

Index 467

About the Authors 483

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