Mexican Americans and the Environment Tierra y Vida

ISBN-10: 0816522111
ISBN-13: 9780816522118
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Acronyms
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "La Tierra Es Vida"
Overview of Environmental Issues and the Mexican-Origin People
Overview of the Book
Notes
Principles of Scientific Ecology
Succession to Climax or Accidental Associations?
Nature as Ecosystem
The Web of Life
The Land Ethic
Stability and Change in Ecosystems
Critiques of Cybernetic Ecology
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
Ecologies of Chaos
The Ecology of Disturbance
Anthropogenesis: Placing People in the Environment
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
Environmental History of Mega-Mexico, El Sur
Changing Biological and Cultural Diversity of Mega-Mexico
Pre-contact Civilizations
The Spanish Colonial Ecological Revolution
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
Environmental History of Mega-Mexico, El Norte
Ecological Worldviews
Ecological Revolutions in El Norte
Biological Diversity in El Norte
Ancestral Civilizations and Environmental Change
First Nations and the Mexican-Origin People
The Nortena/o Ecological Revolution, 1598-1848
The Industrial-Capitalist Ecological Revolution, 1848-1950
A Century of Precursors
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
A Chicana/o Critique of Mainstream American Environmentalism
Natural Resource Conservation
Wilderness Preservation
Professional Environmentalism: The Group of Ten
Rachel Carson and the Roots of Radical Environmentalism
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
A Chicana/o Critique of Radical American Environmentalism
Deep Ecology
Social Ecology
Ecofeminism
Ecosocialism
Bioregionalism
The Antitoxics Movement
The Environmental Justice Movement (EJM)
Concluding Thoughts
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
Ecological Politics and the Mexican-Origin People, 1980-2002
Nos Matan en Cosechas Toxicas: Farmworkers and the Environment
Donde Estan? Farmworker Health Care and Housing
Nos Matan en Malditas Fabricas: Factory Workers and the Environment
Se Robaron Nuestra Tierra Madre: Land Grants and the Environment
Sin Agua No Hay Vida: Acequia Farmers and the Environment
Hacen Ruinas de Nuestras Vecindades: Political Ecology of the Barrio
Somos Humanos y No Lo Olvidan: Rural Colonias and the Environment
Concluding Thoughts: Is the Earth Local?
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Notes
Conclusion: Mexican-Origin People and the Future of Environmentalism
Future Trends and Emerging Issues
Final Words
Notes
Glossary
Notes
Source Credits
Index

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