ISBN-10:
0262511312
ISBN-13:
9780262511315
Pub. Date:
02/28/2003
Publisher:
MIT Press
Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World / Edition 1

Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World / Edition 1

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Overview

Environmental activists and academics alike are realizing that a sustainable society must be a just one. Environmental degradation is almost always linked to questions of human equality and quality of life. Throughout the world, those segments of the population that have the least political power and are the most marginalized are selectively victimized by environmental crises. Just Sustainabilities argues that social and environmental justice within and between nations should be an integral part of the policies and agreements that promote sustainable development. The book addresses many aspects of the links between environmental quality and human equality and between sustainability and environmental justice more generally. The topics discussed include anthropocentrism; biotechnology; bioprospecting; biocultural assimilation; deep and radical ecology; ecological debt; ecological democracy; ecological footprints; ecological modernization; feminism and gender; globalization; participatory research; place, identity, and legal rights; precaution; risk society; selective victimization; and valuation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262511315
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the coauthor of Sharing Cities and the coeditor of The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor, and Identity in North America, each published by the MIT Press.


Robert D. Bullard is Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.


Bob Evans is Professor and Director of the Sustainable Cities Research Institute at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Joined-Up Thinking: Bringing Together Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Equity * Part 1 - Some Theories and Concepts: Environmental Space, Equity and the Ecological Debt * Neo-Liberalism, Globalization and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice * Inequality and Community and the Challenge to Modernization: Evidence from the Nuclear Oases * Part 2 - Challenges: Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet * Part 3 - Cities, Communities and Social and Environmental Justice: When Consumption Does Violence: Can there be Sustainability and Environmental Justice in a Resource-Limited World? * Race, Politics and Pollution: Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor * Identity, Place and Communities of Resistance * Environmental Justice in State Policy Decisions * Part 4 - Selected Regional Perspectives on Sustainability and Environmental Justice: Sustainability and Equity: Reflection of a Local Government Practitioner in Southern Africa * Mining Conflicts, Environmental Justice and Valuation * Women and Environmental Justice in South Asia * Maori Kaupapa and the Inseparability of Social and Environmental Justice: An Analysis of Bioprospecting and a People's Resistance to Biocultural Assimilation * Political Economy of Petroleum Resources Development, Environmental Injustice and Selective Victimization: A Case Study of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria * Environmental Protection, Economic Growth and Environmental Justice: Are They Compatible in Central and Eastern Europe? * the Campaign for Environmental Justice in Scotland as a Response to Poverty in a Northern Nation * Conclusion: Towards Just Sustainabilities: Perspectives and Possibilities * Index

What People are Saying About This

David Naguib Pellow

The authors have undertaken the important task of linking research, activism, and discourses around environmental justice and sustainable development. This is a crucial project because of the real divisions that exist between proponents of each vision. The book is quite original and well researched, and the range of the case studies, literatures employed, and theoretical perspectives chosen is impressive.

From the Publisher

The authors have undertaken the important task of linking research, activism, and discourses around environmental justice and sustainable development. This is a crucial project because of the real divisions that exist between proponents of each vision. The book is quite original and well researched, and the range of the case studies, literatures employed, and theoretical perspectives chosen is impressive.—David Naguib Pellow, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, San Diego, author of Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago

Just Sustainabilities is a significant work. This diverse and sophisticated compilation offers both documentation and trenchant analysis of the global links among environmental degradation, racial oppression, and economic exploitation. It's also a compelling road map for addressing them in a sustainable fashion.—Luke Cole, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Endorsement

Just Sustainabilities is a significant work. This diverse and sophisticated compilation offers both documentation and trenchant analysis of the global links among environmental degradation, racial oppression, and economic exploitation. It's also a compelling road map for addressing them in a sustainable fashion.

Luke Cole, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Luke Cole

Just Sustainabilities is a significant work. This diverse and sophisticated compilation offers both documentation and trenchant analysis of the global links among environmental degradation, racial oppression, and economic exploitation. It's also a compelling road map for addressing them in a sustainable fashion.

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