Smoke and Mirrors
The Politics and Culture of Air Pollution
Edited by E. Melanie DuPuis
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Smoke and Mirrors by E. Melanie DuPuis
Book DescriptionWho gets to breathe clean air? Who benefits from the cheaper products produced with dirty air? The answers, as the contributors to Smoke and Mirrors tell us, are sometimes as gray as the air itself. From the coal factory chimneys in Manchester in the late nineteenth century to the smog hanging over Los Angeles in the late twentieth century, air pollution has long been one of the greatest threats to our environment. In this important collection of original essays, the leading environmental scientists and social scientists examine the politics of air pollution policies and help us to understand the ways these policies have led to, idiosyncratic, effective, ineffective, and even disastrous choices about what we choose to put into and take out of the air. Offering historical, contemporary and cross-national perspectives, this volume provides a refreshing new approach to understanding how air pollution policies have evolved over time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814719619
(5830mm x 3895mm x 23mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author E. Melanie DuPuis
Dangerous Digestion, Paperback (January 2016)
Drawing on social and political history as well as the history of science and popular culture, this book examines how American ideas about dietary reform mirror broader thinking about social reform.
Nature's Perfect Food, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by E. Melanie DuPuis
Tells the story of how Americans came to drink milk. This title lets us: learn how cow's milk, which was associated with bacteria and disease became a staple of the American diet, and encounter 19th century evangelists who were convinced that cow's milk was the perfect food with divine properties.
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Author Biography - E. Melanie DuPuis
E. Melanie DuPuis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of Nature's Perfect Food: How Milk Became America's Drink.
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