Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice / Edition 1

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Overview

Every year, nations and corporations in the "global North" produce millions of tons of toxic waste. Too often this hazardous material--linked to high rates of illness and death and widespread ecosystem damage--is exported to poor communities of color around the world. In
Resisting Global Toxics, David Naguib Pellow examines this practice and charts the emergence of transnational environmental justice movements to challenge and reverse it. Pellow argues that waste dumping across national boundaries from rich to poor communities is a form of transnational environmental inequality that reflects North/South divisions in a globalized world, and that it must be theorized in the context of race, class, nation, and environment. Building on environmental justice studies, environmental sociology, social movement theory, and race theory, and drawing on his own research, interviews, and participant observations, Pellow investigates the phenomenon of global environmental inequality and considers the work of activists, organizations, and networks resisting it. He traces the transnational waste trade from its beginnings in the 1980s to the present day, examining global garbage dumping, the toxic pesticides that are the legacy of the Green
Revolution in agriculture, and today's scourge of dumping and remanufacturing high tech and electronics products. The rise of the transnational environmental movements described in Resisting
Global Toxics charts a pragmatic path toward environmental justice, human rights, and sustainability.David Naguib Pellow is Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department and Director of
California Cultures in Comparative Perspective at the University of California, San Diego. Among his books are the award-winning Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago (MIT
Press, 2002) and Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental
Justice Movement (coedited with Robert Brulle; MIT Press, 2005).

The MIT Press

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher

"David Pellow has written a book that brings together a sophisticated understanding of the global economic system and the evolving transnational environmental justice movement. His study treats race and class seriously and non-reductively. Anyone who wants to understand the forces that are shaping our understanding of environmentalism should turn to this book."Gerald
Torres
, Co-author, The Miner"s Canary, Bryant Smith Chair, University of Texas Law School

The MIT Press

" Resisting Global Toxics provides a path breaking synthesis of the intersection of health, environment, and justice impacts of industrialization in the era of globalization. The book provides a rich blend of theoretical and activist perspectives and highlights the role of NGOs that are working to fill in the gaps in the absence of effective global governance. By drawing on his research and participation with grass roots groups, David Pellow is able to document a compelling and grounded form of global citizenship through the prism of race and class consciousness. He shows how local and transnational groups around the world are strategically addressing the full life-cycle impacts of globalizationfrom hazardous production through hazardous waste disposal. As he says, "Transnational environmental justice offenses require transnational responses." This book provides authentic and compelling examples of such responses that are making real impacts."Ted Smith , founder and Senior Strategist, Silicon Valley Toxics
Coalition; Coordinator of International Campaign for Responsible Technology

The MIT Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262662017
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2007
  • Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

David Naguib Pellow is Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair in Sociology at the University of
Minnesota. Among his books are the award-winning Garbage Wars: The Struggle for
Environmental Justice in Chicago
(MIT Press, 2002) and Power, Justice, and the
Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement
(coedited with
Robert Brulle; MIT Press, 2005.)
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Environment, Modernity, Inequality     1
Race, Class, Environment, and Resistance     37
Transnational Movement Networks for Environmental Justice     73
The Global Village Dump: Trashing the Planet     97
Ghosts of the Green Revolution: Pesticides Poison the Global South     147
Electronic Waste: The "Clean Industry" Exports Its Trash     185
Theorizing Global Environmental Inequality and Global Social Movements for Human Rights and Environmental Justice     225
Principles of Environmental Justice     245
Abbreviations and Acronyms     249
Notes     253
References     293
Index     325
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