Reclaiming the Environmental Debate The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture

ISBN-10: 0262581825
ISBN-13: 9780262581820
Edition: 2000
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Description: Reflecting a diversity of voices and perspectives, these essays range from critiques of traditional thinking/practices to strategies for shifting public consciousness to create healthy communities.

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 5/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Reflecting a diversity of voices and perspectives, these essays range from critiques of traditional thinking/practices to strategies for shifting public consciousness to create healthy communities.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Critical Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment
Challenging Current Perspectives
The Social Production of Cancer: A Walk Upstream
Deconstructing Standards, Reconstructing Worker Health
Brownfields and the Redevelopment of Communities: Liking Health, Economy, and Justice
Place Matters
Akwesasne: A Native American Community's Resistance to Cultural and Environmental Damage
When Harm Is Not Necessary: Risk Assessment as Diversion
The Ecological Tyranny of the Bottom Line: The Environmental and Social Consequences of Economic Reductionism
Shaping Consciousness
Silencing Spring: Corporate Propaganda and the Takeover of the Environmental Movement
The Globalization of Corporate Culture and Its Role in the Environmental Crisis
Selling "Mother Earth": Advertising and the Myth of the Natural
Green Living in a Toxic World: The Pitfalls and Promises of Everyday Environmentalism
Rethinking Technoscience in Risk Society: Toxicity as Textuality
Notes from the Field: Community Struggles
Silencing the Voice of the People: How Mining Companies Subvert Local Opposition
Bearing Witness or Taking Action?: Toxic Tourism and Environmental Justice
For Generations Yet to Come: Junebug Productions' Environmental Justice Project
Media Art and Activism: A Model for Collective Action
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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