Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada

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The concept of environmental justice has evolved over the past two decades to offer new directions for social movements, public policy, and public planning. Researchers worldwide now position social equity as a building block of sustainability. Yet the relationship between social equity and the environmental aspects of sustainability has been little studied in Canada.

Speaking for Ourselves Is the first major examination of environmental equity and injustice in Canada. It draws ...

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Overview

The concept of environmental justice has evolved over the past two decades to offer new directions for social movements, public policy, and public planning. Researchers worldwide now position social equity as a building block of sustainability. Yet the relationship between social equity and the environmental aspects of sustainability has been little studied in Canada.

Speaking for Ourselves Is the first major examination of environmental equity and injustice in Canada. It draws together scholars and activists who bring equity issues to the forefront by considering environmental justice from a variety of perspectives and concerns, including those of women and First Nations, in specifically Canadian cases and contexts. This book will appeal to scholars across a wide range of disciplines in the social and environmental sciences and to activists and citizens who want to make Canadian society more just and sustainable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774816199
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue. Notes from Prison: Protecting Algonquin Lands from Uranium Mining Robert Lovelace ix

Introduction. Speaking for Ourselves, Speaking Together: Environmental Justice in Canada Randolph Haluza-DeLay Pat O'Riley Peter Cole Julian Agyeman 1

1 Honouring Our Relations: An Anishnaabe Perspective on Environmental Justice Deborah McGregor 27

2 Reclaiming Ktaqamkuk: Land and Mi'kmaq Identity in Newfoundland Bonita Lawrence 42

3 Why Is There No Environmental Justice in Toronto? Or Is There? Roger Keil Melissa Ollevier Erica Tsang 65

4 Invisible Sisters: Women and Environmental Justice in Canada Barbara Rahder 81

5 The Political Economy of Environmental Inequality: The Social Distribution of Risk as an Environmental Injustice S. Harris Ali 97

6 These Are Lubicon Lands: A First Nation Forced to Step into the Regulatory Gap Chief Bernard Ominayak Kevin Thomas 111

7 Population Health, Environmental Justice, and the Distribution of Diseases: Ideas and Practices from Canada John Eyles 123

8 Environmental Injustice in the Canadian Far North: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Arctic Climate Impacts Sarah Fleisher Trainor Anna Godduhn Lawrence K. Duffy F. Stuart Chapin III David C. Natcher Gary Kofinas Henry P. Huntington 144

9 Environmental Justice and Community-Based Ecosystem Management Maureen G. Reed 163

10 Framing Environmental Inequity in Canada: A Content Analysis of Daily Print News Media Leith Deacon Jamie Baxter 181

11 Environmental Justice as a Politics in Place: An Analysis of Five Canadian Environmental Groups' Approaches to Agro-Food Issues Lorelei L. Hanson 203

12 Rethinking "Green" Multicultural Strategies Beenash Jafri 219

13 Coyote and Raven Talk about Environmental Justice Pat O'Riley Peter Cole 233

Contributors 253

Index 259

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