Uneasy Alchemy Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor Disputes

ISBN-10: 0262511347

ISBN-13: 9780262511346

Edition: 2003

Authors: Barbara L. Allen
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Description: 'Uneasy Alchemy' examines the role of lawyers, economists, health professionals and scientists in the struggles for environmental justice in Louisiana's infamous 'Chemical Corridor' or 'Cancer Alley', an area between New Orleans and Baton Rouge which is home to about 125 oil and chemical plants.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Barbara L. Allen is Director of the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center.

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Making and Unmaking of a Polluted Region
Telling Stories about the Environment: The Emergence of Dissent in Cancer Alley
Debating Economics: Corporate Myths and Local Realities
The Politics of Representation Social Movements, Regulatory Agencies, and the Judicial System
Constructing Health in Cancer Alley: The Role of Expert-Activists
Conclusion: Participatory Knowledge and Citizen-Initiated Change
Notes
References
Index
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