ISBN-10:
0674748336
ISBN-13:
2900674748339
Pub. Date:
05/28/1998
Publisher:
Harvard
Hazardous Inquiry: The Rashomon Effect at Love Canal / Edition 1

Hazardous Inquiry: The Rashomon Effect at Love Canal / Edition 1

by Allan Mazur

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900674748339
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Allan Mazur, a sociologist and engineer, is Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Background

1. Rashomon

2. Love's Canal

Accounts

3. Hooker's Account

4. The School Board's Account

5. Digression: Growing Concern about Trace Poisons

6. Ring 1's Account (May to August 1978)

7. Lois Gibbs's Account (June 1978 to May 1980)

8. The Health Department's Account

9. Michael Brown's Account

Analysis

10. News Coverage

11. Who Pays?

12. The Scientific Controversy

13. Reconciling Accounts

Postscript

Chronology

The Basics of Toxicology

References

Index

What People are Saying About This

A revealing and disturbing account of how the Love Canal episode was bungled, with ordinary homeowners getting the short end of the stick! Beautifully written and meticulously documented.

Charles Perrow

Mazur's story is interesting and well told. While he does not tilt in the same direction as I do, we get a quite balanced account of this very significant event, and the review of the issues involved is illuminating.
Charles Perrow, Yale University, author of Normal Accidents

John D. Graham

A revealing and disturbing account of how the Love Canal episode was bungled, with ordinary homeowners getting the short end of the stick! Beautifully written and meticulously documented.
John D. Graham, Harvard University, coeditor of Risk vs. Risk: Tradeoffs in Protecting Health and the Environment

Dorothy Nelkin

Risk disputes are difficult to reconcile because of the diverse and often inconsistent perspectives of the parties involved. Science, looked upon as an arbiter of truth, is often less than helpful. In this excellent book, Allan Mazur presents six accounts of the Love Canal dispute to demonstrate the complex interplay of scientific evidence, political biases, economic interests, and personal anxieties involved. He has contributed significantly to the understanding of policy controversies.
Dorothy Nelkin, New York University

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