Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights

Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights

by F. Steady

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Overview

Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights by F. Steady

Environmental Justice is one of the most important human rights challenges today. It refers to inequitable environmental burdens born by groups such as racial minorities, residents of economically disadvantaged areas, or residents of developing nations. This book exploresthissubject with case studies from various parts of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230615847
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/11/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 283
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

FILOMINA STEADYis Professor and Chair of Africana Studies (Gender Studies and Environmental Justice) at Wellesley College, USA. She is a recipient of the Otelia Cromwell Distinguished Alumna award from Smith College and obtained her doctorate (D.Phil.) from Oxford University where she received the Ioma Evans-Pritchard Research Award. She has taught at several universities in the United States and in Africa. Her publications include the award-winning anthology, The Black Woman Cross-Culturally and two recent books, Women and Amistad Connection, and Women and Collective Action in Africa. She has served as a Director and Special Advisor to the United Nations in Vienna, Geneva, New York and Addis Ababa, and is a founding member of the Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Notes on the Contributors List of Illustrations Introduction; F.C.Steady PART I Environmental Justice; G.S.Johnson Environmental Justice Cross-Culturally; F.C.Steady Mothering at the Crossroads; C.Krauss PART II Strategies of Confinement, C.A.Smith Gendered Dimensions of Environmental Justice; L.L.Dunn Neo-colonialism, Internal Colonialism and Chronic Environmental Injustice; F.O.Adeola Writing on Water; D.Tabachnick Hazardous Waste, Nuclear Energy, Health and Environmental Justice in South Africa; M.F.Phalane Environmental Injustice; P.Obeng The Environment Belongs to All of Us; J.L.Wong PART III Race, Class and Katrina; H.Lewis Landowners and Katrina; C.Hudson-Weems

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