Who Pays the Price?: The Sociocultural Context of Environmental Crisis

Who Pays the Price?: The Sociocultural Context of Environmental Crisis

by Jason Clay
     
 

<p>Drawing from a Society for Applied Anthropology study on human rights and the environment, Who Pays the Price? provides a detailed look at the human experience of environmental crisis. The issues examined span the globe - loss of land and access to critical resources; contamination of air, water and soil; exposure to radiation, toxic chemicals, and other… See more details below

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<p>Drawing from a Society for Applied Anthropology study on human rights and the environment, Who Pays the Price? provides a detailed look at the human experience of environmental crisis. The issues examined span the globe - loss of land and access to critical resources; contamination of air, water and soil; exposure to radiation, toxic chemicals, and other hazardous wastes. Topics considered in-depth include: <ul> <li>human rights and environmental degradation <li>nation-state struggles over indigenous rights <li>rights abuse accompanying resource extraction, weapons production, and tourism development <li>environmental racism, gender bias, and multinational industry double standards <li>social justice environmentalism </ul> The book incorporates material from a wide range of economic and geographic contexts, including case studies from China, Russia, Latin America, the United States, Canada, Africa, and the South Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633031
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
ABOUT THE SOCIETY FOR APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
PREFACE,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
PART ONE - HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS,
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION,
CHAPTER 2 - ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE,
PART TWO - INDIGENOUS RIGHTS,
CHAPTER 3 - RESOURCE WARS: NATION AND STATE CONFLICTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY,
CHAPTER 4 - HUMAN RIGHTS, DEVELOPMENT, AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON: THE ASHANINKA CASE,
CHAPTER 5 - THE YANOMAMI HOLOCAUST CONTINUES,
CHAPTER 6 - GOLD MINERS AND YANOMAMI INDIANS IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON: THE HASHIMU MASSACRE,
CHAPTER 7 - HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: SAN EXPERIENCES,
PART THREE - IN THE NAME OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
CHAPTER 8 - DEFINING THE CRISIS, SHAPING THE RESPONSE: AN OVERVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN CHINA,
CHAPTER 9 - MINERAL DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, AND HUMAN RIGHTS: THE OK TEDI MINE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA,
CHAPTER 10 - COMPETING FOR RESOURCES: FIRST NATION RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST,
CHAPTER 11 - PRODUCING FOOD FOR EXPORT: ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPLICATIONS OF SHRIMP MARICULTURE IN HONDURAS,
CHAPTER 12 - HUMAN RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT: DISPOSSESSION OF FISHING COMMUNITIES ON LAKE MALAWI,
PART FOUR - IN THE NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY,
CHAPTER 13 - EXPERIMENTING ON HUMAN SUBJECTS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE,
CHAPTER 14 - RESOURCE USE AND ABUSE ON NATIVE AMERICAN LAND: URANIUM MINING IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST,
PART FIVE - RESPONSE AND RESPONSIBILITY,
CHAPTER 15 - HUMAN ENVIRONMENT AND THE NOTION OF IMPACT,
CHAPTER 16 - CONTESTED TERRAIN: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL RELATIONS IN ARCTIC ALASKA,
CHAPTER 17 - DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: CONDITIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE UTILIZATION,
CHAPTER 18 - ENVIRONMENTAL ALIENATION AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: VIRGIN ISLANDS EXPERIENCES,
CHAPTER 19 - HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ISSUES AND THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE FREE TRADE ZONE,
PART SIX - WHO PAYS THE PRICE? CONCLUSIONS,
CHAPTER 20 - THE ABUSE OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS: EXPERIENCE AND RESPONSE,
CHAPTER 21 - CONCLUDING REMARKS,
INDEX,
CONTRIBUTORS,
PHOTO CREDITS,
ISLAND PRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

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