Polluted Promises: Environmental Racism and the Search for Justice in a Southern Town by Melissa Checker | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Polluted Promises

Polluted Promises

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by Melissa Checker, E. Paul Durrenberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814716571

ISBN-13: 9780814716571

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Association for Humanist Sociology 2007 Book Award co-winner

Julian Steward Award 2006 Runner-Up!

Over the past two decades, environmental racism has become the rallying cry for many communities as they discover the contaminations of toxic chemicals and industrial waste in their own backyards.

Living next door to factories and industrial sites for

Overview

Association for Humanist Sociology 2007 Book Award co-winner

Julian Steward Award 2006 Runner-Up!

Over the past two decades, environmental racism has become the rallying cry for many communities as they discover the contaminations of toxic chemicals and industrial waste in their own backyards.

Living next door to factories and industrial sites for years, the people in these communities often have record health problems and debilitating medical conditions. Melissa Checker tells the story of one such neighborhood, Hyde Park, in Augusta, Georgia, and the tenacious activism of its two hundred African American families. This community, at one time surrounded by nine polluting industries, is struggling to make their voices heard and their community safe again.

Polluted Promises shows that even in the post-civil rights era, race and class are still key factors in determining the politics of pollution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814716571
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
One
You Can Run, but You Can’t Hyde
Two
Race-ing the Environment
Three
Old Heads
In between the Tracks
Four
Strange Fruit
From Promised Land to Poisoned Land
Five
Foot Soldiers
Long Is the Struggle, Hard Is the Fight
Six
Staying on Board
Crossing Murky Waters
Seven
No Progress without Struggle
Appendix A: Methods
Appendix B: Getting Involved
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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