Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada

Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada

Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada

Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada

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Overview

The concept of environmental justice has offered a new direction for social movements and public policy in recent decades, and researchers worldwide now position social equity as a prerequisite for sustainability. Yet the relationship between social equity and environmental sustainability has been little studied in Canada. Speaking for Ourselves draws together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and activists who bring equity issues to the forefront by considering environmental justice from multiple perspectives and in specifically Canadian contexts.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774816199
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julian Agyeman is a professor in and chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Peter Cole is an associate professor of Aboriginal and Northern Studies at the University College of the North. Randolph Haluza-DeLay is an assistant professor of sociology at King’s University College. Pat O’Riley is an associate professor in the Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Prologue. Notes from Prison: Protecting Algonquin Lands from Uranium Mining Robert Lovelace ix

Introduction. Speaking for Ourselves, Speaking Together: Environmental Justice in Canada Randolph Haluza-DeLay Pat O'Riley Peter Cole Julian Agyeman 1

1 Honouring Our Relations: An Anishnaabe Perspective on Environmental Justice Deborah McGregor 27

2 Reclaiming Ktaqamkuk: Land and Mi'kmaq Identity in Newfoundland Bonita Lawrence 42

3 Why Is There No Environmental Justice in Toronto? Or Is There? Roger Keil Melissa Ollevier Erica Tsang 65

4 Invisible Sisters: Women and Environmental Justice in Canada Barbara Rahder 81

5 The Political Economy of Environmental Inequality: The Social Distribution of Risk as an Environmental Injustice S. Harris Ali 97

6 These Are Lubicon Lands: A First Nation Forced to Step into the Regulatory Gap Chief Bernard Ominayak Kevin Thomas 111

7 Population Health, Environmental Justice, and the Distribution of Diseases: Ideas and Practices from Canada John Eyles 123

8 Environmental Injustice in the Canadian Far North: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Arctic Climate Impacts Sarah Fleisher Trainor Anna Godduhn Lawrence K. Duffy F. Stuart Chapin III David C. Natcher Gary Kofinas Henry P. Huntington 144

9 Environmental Justice and Community-Based Ecosystem Management Maureen G. Reed 163

10 Framing Environmental Inequity in Canada: A Content Analysis of Daily Print News Media Leith Deacon Jamie Baxter 181

11 Environmental Justice as a Politics in Place: An Analysis of Five Canadian Environmental Groups' Approaches to Agro-Food Issues Lorelei L. Hanson 203

12 Rethinking "Green" Multicultural Strategies Beenash Jafri 219

13 Coyote and Raven Talk about Environmental Justice Pat O'Riley Peter Cole 233

Contributors 253

Index 259

What People are Saying About This

David Pellow

Speaking for Ourselves is one of the most important books I have read in a long time. It has profoundly shaped my thinking about the scholarly and political work being done on environmental justice issues and about the world we live in and share with other beings. . . . This book will extend the fields of environmental justice studies and indigenous studies in new and productive ways.

From the Publisher

"Speaking for Ourselves is one of the most important books I have read in a long time. It has profoundly shaped my thinking about the scholarly and political work being done on environmental justice issues and about the world we live in and share with other beings. . . . This book will extend the fields of environmental justice studies and indigenous studies in new and productive ways."—David Pellow, University of California, San Diego

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