Polluted Promises Environmental Racism and the Search for Justice in a Southern Town

ISBN-10: 081471658X

ISBN-13: 9780814716588

Edition: 2005

Authors: Melissa Checker
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Description: View the Table of Contents. Read Chapter 1. Julian Steward Award 2006 Runner-Up! In this highly readable account . . . Checker has written a fine book. Assigned to students interested in urbanism, science and technology studies, race relations in the United States, environment, or social movements, the book is sure to spark thoughtful conversation. --"American Anthropologist" "Melissa Checker's absorbing story is a portrait of America. "Polluted Promises" showcases the complex links between toxic waste and race, and the hope-filled journeys of environmental activists who are wise, strong, and spiritual in their fight against toxic waste--and for their lives. Checker is doing public anthropology for social justice." --Carol Stack, author of "All Our Kin" "I hope that (this book) doesn't get pidgeonholed as a dry, academic treatise, because it is anything but that. It is a wonderfully written account of the struggles by the residents of Hyde Park, a neighborhood in Augusta, Georgia, to undo decades of...environmental racism." --"In Brief" "A very rich, organized, and theoretically interesting ethnographic case study of environmental activism. Checker beautifully recounts how the issues of race emerged and were manipulated in social organizing against environmental poisoning." --George E. Marcus, author of "Ethnography through Thick and Thin" ""Polluted Promises" is a substantial accomplishment. It grounds the notion of environmental justice wonderfully in practical terms, in the theoretically sophisticated and empathetic examination of Hyde Park." --Adolph Reed, Jr., author of "Class Notes: Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene" "Asweeping and brilliant account of a struggle for environmental justice. With clarity and honesty, Checker adroitly exploits the interconnection of race, environment, and civil rights. This is an authoritative and courageous book that should be essential reading for everyone interested in environmental justice." --Bunyan Bryant, editor of "Environmental Justice: Issues, Policies, and Solutions" Over the past two decades, environmental racism has become the rallying cry for many communities as they discover the contaminations of toxic chemicals and industrial waste in their own backyards. Living next door to factories and industrial sites for years, the people in these communities often have record health problems and debilitating medical conditions. Melissa Checker tells the story of one such neighborhood, Hyde Park, in Augusta, Georgia, and the tenacious activism of its two hundred African American families. This community, at one time surrounded by nine polluting industries, is struggling to make their voices heard and their community safe again. "Polluted Promises" shows that even in the post-civil rights era, race and class are still key factors in determining the politics of pollution.

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 275
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Acknowledgments
You Can Run, but You Can't Hyde
Race-ing the Environment
Old Heads
In between the Tracks
Strange Fruit
From Promised Land to Poisoned Land
Foot Soldiers
Long Is the Struggle, Hard Is the Fight
Staying on Board
Crossing Murky Waters
No Progress without Struggle
Methods
Getting Involved
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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