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Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States / Edition 1
     

Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States / Edition 1

by Daniel Richard Faber
 

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ISBN-10: 1572303425

ISBN-13: 2901572303422

Pub. Date: 07/30/1998

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Corporate America increasingly relies on environmentally unsustainable forms of production, and not all Americans bear their costs equally. People of color are 47 percent more likely than whites to live near a hazardous waste facility. Fifty-seven percent of whites live in areas with poor air quality, compared to 80 percent of Latinos. Nationwide, nearly a thousand

Overview

Corporate America increasingly relies on environmentally unsustainable forms of production, and not all Americans bear their costs equally. People of color are 47 percent more likely than whites to live near a hazardous waste facility. Fifty-seven percent of whites live in areas with poor air quality, compared to 80 percent of Latinos. Nationwide, nearly a thousand farm workers die of pesticide poisoning each year.

Illuminating manifold connections between the exploitation of nature and the exploitation of vulnerable communities, a new wave of grassroots environmentalism is building in the United States. Groups that have traditionally been at the periphery of mainstream environmentalism—poor people, working people, and people of color—are fusing the fight for a healthy environment with historical struggles for civil rights and social justice. This timely book brings together leading scholars and activists to provide an ecosocialist perspective on the goals, strategies, and accomplishments of the environmental justice movement, and to explore the emerging principles of ecological democracy that undergird it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901572303422
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/1998
Series:
Democracy And Ecology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366

Table of Contents

Foreword, Carl Anthony
Introduction, Faber
1. The Political Ecology of American Capitalism: New Challenges for the Environmental Justice Movement, Faber
2. Dying for a Living: Workers, Production, and the Environment, Levenstein and Wooding
3. Risk and Justice: Capitalist Production and the Environment, Field
4. Environmental Justice from the Grassroots: Reflections on History, Gender, and Expertise, Di Chiro
5. Popular Epidemiology and the Struggle for Community Health in the Environmental Justice Movement, Novotny
6. The Network for Environmental and Economic Justice in the Southwest: An Interview with Richard Moore, Almeida
7. The Limits of Environmentalism without Class: Lessons from the Ancient Forest Struggle of the Pacific Northwest, Foster
8. Remapping North American Environmentalism: Contending Visions and Divergent Practices in the Fight over NAFTA, Dreiling
9. Earth First! in Northern California: An Interview with Judi Bari, Bevington
10. Racism and Resource Colonization, Gedicks
11. Ecological Legitimacy and Cultural Essentialism: Hispano Grazing in the Southwest, Pulido
12. The "Brown" and the "Green" Revisited: Chicanos and Environmental Politics in the Upper Rio Grande, Peña and Mondragon-Valdéz

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