Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice / Edition 1

Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice / Edition 1

by Gerald R. Visgilio
     
 

Proponents of environmental justice argue that environmental risks and the benefits of environmental regulation are unequally distributed when it comes to racial minorities and the poor. Visgilio (economics, Connecticut College) and Whitelaw (director, Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies, Connecticut College) present ten essays by… See more details below

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Proponents of environmental justice argue that environmental risks and the benefits of environmental regulation are unequally distributed when it comes to racial minorities and the poor. Visgilio (economics, Connecticut College) and Whitelaw (director, Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies, Connecticut College) present ten essays by academicians, environmental activists, government officials that explore the history and current controversies of the environmental justice movement. After discussing the development of ideas of environmental justice, papers review the empirical research regarding environmental inequities. Case studies of political mobilizations are then presented. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742523630
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1History and Issues of the Environmental Justice Movement3
2Environmental Justice and the Social Determinants of Health25
3Green Imperialism: Indigenous People and Conservation of Natural Environments39
4Burning and Burying in Connecticut: Are Regional Solutions to Solid Waste Disposal Equitable?61
5Risky Business? Relying on Empirical Studies to Assess Environmental Justice83
6Syndrome Behavior and the Politics of Environmental Justice107
7Confronting Environmental Injustice in Connecticut125
8For the People: American Indian and Hispanic Women in New Mexico's Environmental Justice Movement139
9In Pursuit of Healthy and Livable Communities161
10Three Political Problems for Environmental Justice181
Bibliography193
Index207
About the Contributors219

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