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Main Title The quest for environmental justice : human rights and the politics of pollution /
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Author Title of a Work
Bullard, Robert D.
Publisher Sierra Club Books,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 57201640
ISBN 1578051207; 9781578051205; 1578051525; 9781578051526
Subjects Environmental justice. ; Environmental justice--Political aspects. ; Human rights. ; droits de l'homme--environnement--protection--justice sociale--âetudes diverses.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  GE220.Q47 2005 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/30/2005
ELBM  GE220.Q47 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/14/2015
ERAM  GE220 .Q47 2005 EJ Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/15/2007
ESAM  GE220.Q47 2005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/02/2007
Edition First edition.
Collation xx, 393 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-363) and index.
Contents Notes
In 1994, Sierra Club Books was proud to publish Dr. Robert D. Bullard's Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color, a collection of essays contributed by some of the leading participants in the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, which focused attention on "environmental racism"--Racial discrimination in environmental policymaking and the enforcement of environmental protection laws and regulations. Now, picking up where that groundbreaking anthology left off, Dr. Bullard has assembled a new collection of essays that capture the voices of frontline warriors who are battling environmental injustice and human rights abuses at the grassroots level around the world and challenging government and industry policies and globalization trends that place people of color and the poor at special risk. Part I presents an overview of the early environmental justice movement and highlights key leadership roles assumed by women activists. Part II examines the lives of people living in "sacrifice zones"--toxic corridors (such as Louisiana's infamous "Cancer Alley") where high concentrations of polluting industries are found. Part III explores land use, land rights, resource extraction, and sustainable development conflicts, including Chicano struggles in America's Southwest. Part IV examines human rights and global justice issues, including an analysis of South Africa's legacy of environmental racism and the corruption and continuing violence plaguing the oil-rich Niger delta. Together, the diverse contributors to this much-anticipated follow-up anthology present an inspiring and illuminating picture of the environmental justice movement in the first decade of the twenty-first century. --Publisher.