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Our Backyard A Quest for Environmental Justice

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ISBN-10: 0742523632

ISBN-13: 9780742523630

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gerald Visgilio, Diane Whitelaw

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Description:

This collection of essays by local activists and nationally recognized scholars deals with the history, status, and dilemmas of environmental justice. These essays provide a comprehensive overview of social and political aspects associated with environmental injustices in minority and poor communities. It will provide a solid platform for dialogue between activists and policymakers or between teachers and students.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Environmental Hazards in Poor and Minority Communities
History and Issues of the Environmental Justice Movement
Environmental Justice and the Social Determinants of Health
Green Imperialism: Indigenous People and Conservation of Natural Environments
Empirical Research and Methodological Challenges
Burning and Burying in Connecticut: Are Regional Solutions to Solid Waste Disposal Equitable?
Risky Business? Relying on Empirical Studies to Assess Environmental Justice
Responses to Environmental Injustices
Syndrome Behavior and the Politics of Environmental Justice
Confronting Environmental Injustice in Connecticut
For the People: American Indian and Hispanic Women in New Mexico's Environmental Justice Movement
Prospects for the Future
In Pursuit of Healthy and Livable Communities
Three Political Problems for Environmental Justice
Bibliography
Index
About the Contributors