ISBN-10:
0262532727
ISBN-13:
9780262532723
Pub. Date:
08/19/2005
Publisher:
MIT Press
Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice / Edition 1

Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice / Edition 1

by Jason Corburn
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ISBN-13: 9780262532723
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/19/2005
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 281
Sales rank: 894,194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jason Corburn is Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. He is the author of Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice , winner of the 2007 Paul Davidoff award given by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1Local Knowledge in Environmental Health Policy25
2Street Science: Characterizing Local Knowledge47
3Risk Assessment, Community Knowledge, and Subsistence Anglers79
4Tapping Local Knowledge to Understand and Combat Asthma111
5Lead Poisoning and the Discourse of Local Knowledge145
6The Mapping of Local Knowledge173
7Street Science: Toward Environmental Health Justice201
Notes219
References227
Index257

What People are Saying About This

Meredith Minkler

I have rarely read a professional book that has had more of an impact on me, and it's been years since I found one as engrossing as Corburn's Street Science. This is an amazing volume, and one that should quickly become a classic.

Endorsement

Street Science adds an important new dimension to the literature on environmental justice by insightfully and systematically examining how community-based knowledge contributes to scientific inquiry. The book is an invaluable resource to both community activists and professional scientists.

Charles Lee, author, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States

John Forester

Street Science shows vividly how local knowledge, inquiry, and organizing can extend the reach and refine the focus of established professional expertise. Jason Corburn's environmental and public health cases enrich contemporary planning, action research, and the search for environmental health and justice too.

From the Publisher

I have rarely read a professional book that has had more of an impact on me, and it's been years since I found one as engrossing as Corburn's Street Science . This is an amazing volume, and one that should quickly become a classic.

Meredith Minkler , Professor of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Like a well-informed and motivated patient, a community that actively investigates local health conditions can contribute greatly to better outcomes. But this is a messy and imprecise process, one that is as much about democracy as it is about wellness. Corburn's rich and insightful book recognizes the value of local knowledge and sharpens our understanding of how community residents and health professional can collaborate effectively to seek a second opinion.

Don Chen , Executive Director, Smart Grown America

Street Science shows vividly how local knowledge, inquiry, and organizing can extend the reach and refine the focus of established professional expertise. Jason Corburn's environmental and public health cases enrich contemporary planning, action research, and the search for environmental health and justice too.

John Forester , Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

Street Science adds an important new dimension to the literature on environmental justice by insightfully and systematically examining how community-based knowledge contributes to scientific inquiry. The book is an invaluable resource to both community activists and professional scientists.

Charles Lee , author, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States

Charles Lee

Street Science adds an important new dimension to the literature on environmental justice by insightfully and systematically examining how community-based knowledge contributes to scientific inquiry. The book is an invaluable resource to both community activists and professional scientists.

Don Chen

Like a well-informed and motivated patient, a community that actively investigates local health conditions can contribute greatly to better outcomes. But this is a messy and imprecise process, one that is as much about democracy as it is about wellness. Corburn's rich and insightful book recognizes the value of local knowledge and sharpens our understanding of how community residents and health professional can collaborate effectively to seek a second opinion.

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