Power, Justice, and the Environment
A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement
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Power, Justice, and the Environment by David Naguib Pellow
Book DescriptionFor almost 30 years, the environmental justice movement (EJM) has challenged the environmental and health inequities that are often linked with social inequities, calling attention to the disproportionate burden of pollution borne by low-income and minority communities. The successes of the movement have been celebrated, and the EJM's impact on the direction of environmental policy, research, and activism is widely acknowledged. But the literature on environmental justice lacks a real assessment of the movement's effectiveness. This book provides just such a critical appraisal, examining the EJM's tactics, strategies, rhetoric, organizational structure, and resource base. With chapters by both scholars and activists, the book links theory and practice with the aim of contributing to a more effective movement.Power, Justice, and the Environment looks first at the progress, failures, and successes of the EJM over the years. A comparison with the Civil Rights movement draws some provocative conclusions.The book next focuses on the development of new strategies and cultural perspectives, considering, among other topics, alternative models for community mobilization and alternative organizational structure. Finally, the book examines the effect of globalization on environmental inequality and how the EJM can address transnational environmental injustices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262661935
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Naguib Pellow
Slums of Aspen, Paperback (July 2013)
Reveals the dark underside of environmental privilege
Resisting Global Toxics, Paperback (September 2007)
Examines the export of hazardous wastes to poor communities of color around the world and charts the global social movements that challenge them.
Garbage Wars, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by David Naguib Pellow
A study of the struggle for environmental justice, focusing on conflicts over solid waste and pollution in Chicago.
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Author Biography - David Naguib Pellow
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.)
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