Garbage Wars The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago

ISBN-10: 026266187X

ISBN-13: 9780262661874

Edition: 2004

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Description: Sociologist David Pellow describes the politics of garbage in Chicago. He shows how garbage affects residents in vulnerable communities and poses health risks to those who dispose of it. He follows the trash, the pollution, the hazards, and the people who encountered them from 1800 to 2000.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

David Naguib Pellow is Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Among his books are the award-winning Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago (MIT Press, 2002) and Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement (coedited with Robert Brulle; MIT Press, 2005.)

Preface
Waste, Politics, and Environmental Justice
A Social History of Waste, Race, and Labor, Part I: Movements, Technology, and Politics, 1880s-1930s
A Social History of Waste, Race, and Labor, Part II: Waste Management and Waste Conflicts, 1940s-2000
The Movement for Environmental Justice in Chicago and the United States
Working for the Movement: Recycling Labor at the Resource Center
The Next Evolutionary Stage: Recycling Waste or Recycling History?
Toward Environmental Justice
Appendix: The Principles of Environmental Justice
Notes
References
Index
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