Life and Death Matters is a collection of stories, events, and experiences that provide a sense of what life is like for those who confront the environmental crises of our time. Barbara Johnston, editor and principal author of Who Pays the Price? once again puts her knowledge of human rights and environmental action to work to create a groundbreaking text, explicating how the life and death strugges of peoples across the globe do matter: To those involved, to those intimately and distantly responsible, and to the many who will, unless lasting solutions are found, sooner or later experience similar difficulties in their own lives.
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About the Author
Center for Political Ecology
Table of Contents
chapter 1 1. Introduction — Life and Death Matters at the End of the Millennium by Barbara Rose Johnston chapter 2 Part I. Economic Development: Global Forces/Local Responses chapter 3 2. Distant Processes: The Global Economy and Outer Island Development in Indonesia by Lorraine V. Aragon chapter 4 3. Uncommon Property Rights in Southwest China: Trees and Tourists by Lindsey Swope, Margaret Byrne Swain, Yang Fuquan, and Jack Ives chapter 5 Part 2. Biodiversity: Preserving What for Whom? chapter 6 4. Nature, Development and Culture in the Zambezi Valley by Bill Derman chapter 7 5. African Wildlife: Conservation and Conflict by Robert K. Hitchcock chapter 8 Part 3. Mineral Wealth vs. Biotic Health chapter 9 6. The Master Thief: Gold Mining and Mercury Contamination in the Amazaon by Leslie Sponsel chapter 10 7. War on Subsistence: Mining Rights at Crandon Mole Lake, Wisconsin by Al Gedicks chapter 11 Part 4. Agriculture and Agri-conflict chapter 12 8. Purity and Danger: Regulating Organic Farming by Valerie Wheeler and Peter Esainko chapter 13 9. Resource Access, Environmental Struggles and Human Rights in Honduras by James Phillips chapter 14 Part 5. Development, Degradation, Misery and Conflict chapter 15 10. Tourism, Environmentalism and Cultural Survival in Quintana Roo by Oriol Pi-Sunyer and R. Brooke Thomas chapter 16 11. Environment, Development, and Indigenous Revolution in Chiapas by David Stea, Silvia Elguea, Camilo Perez Bustillo chapter 17 Part 6. Post-War Matters chapter 18 12. Life and Death Matters: Eritrean Repatriation by Lucia Ann McSpadden chapter 19 13. Environmental Justice, Health, and Safety in Urban South Africa by Ben Wisner chapter 20 Part 7. Problems that Push the Parameters of Time and Space chapter 21 14. Fighting Back: Justice, the Marshall Islands, and Neglected Radiation Communities by Holly M. Barker chapter 22 15. Complex Problems and No Clear Solutions: Radiation Victimization in Russia by Paula Garb chapter 23 Conclusion — Crisis, Chaos, Conflict and Change by Barbara Rose Johnston chapter 24 Appendix —. UN Human Rights Commission, Draft Declaration on Human Rights and the Environment chapter 25 Index