The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States

The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572303423
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/30/1998
Series: Democracy and Ecology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Daniel Faber, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and a co-founding editor of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology. A longtime social and environmental activist, Dr. Faber has published widely on the Central and North American environmental crises. He is the author of Environments Under Fire, CHOICE Magazine's 1993 Outstanding Academic Book of the Year on Latin America.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Carl Anthony
Introduction, Faber
1. The Political Ecology of American Capitalism: New Challenges for the Environmental Justice Movement, Faber
2. Dying for a Living: Workers, Production, and the Environment, Levenstein and Wooding
3. Risk and Justice: Capitalist Production and the Environment, Field
4. Environmental Justice from the Grassroots: Reflections on History, Gender, and Expertise, Di Chiro
5. Popular Epidemiology and the Struggle for Community Health in the Environmental Justice Movement, Novotny
6. The Network for Environmental and Economic Justice in the Southwest: An Interview with Richard Moore, Almeida
7. The Limits of Environmentalism without Class: Lessons from the Ancient Forest Struggle of the Pacific Northwest, Foster
8. Remapping North American Environmentalism: Contending Visions and Divergent Practices in the Fight over NAFTA, Dreiling
9. Earth First! in Northern California: An Interview with Judi Bari, Bevington
10. Racism and Resource Colonization, Gedicks
11. Ecological Legitimacy and Cultural Essentialism: Hispano Grazing in the Southwest, Pulido
12. The "Brown" and the "Green" Revisited: Chicanos and Environmental Politics in the Upper Rio Grande, Peña and Mondragon-Valdéz

What People are Saying About This

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Provocative....This book is of utmost importance, and should be read by everybody who is concerned about these issues. -- University of Michigan


Readers interested in environmentalism and social justice; community activists; students and professors of environmental studies, sociology, political science, and geography. Serves as supplemental reading in undergraduate or graduate-level courses.

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